Plans are afoot to receive Golden boy, John Ebuka one of the anchor legs that won a gold medal in Nigerian’s 4×100m relay boys at the just-ended Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Zambia.
A signed statement made available to Journalists by Gombe Athletes Association Media on Friday stated that records have shown that Ebuka’s feat was the first time an athlete from the state would bring home such an achievement.
According to the statement, “Gombe wants to appreciate Ebuka and to encourage other Athletes to aspire in training and work hard in future Competitions”
“Ebuka has made us proud and for the first time, we at Gombe AthIetics Association will celebrate him to spur others to action at different levels of competition in the future”
The Chairman Gombe State AthIetics Association Hon. Dr. Ahmed Shuaibu Gara Gombe has given a matching order for a befitting reception for the U-20 lad who just had his international competition experience in Zambia.
The statement could not reveal the shape or how to elaborate the Ebuka’s reception would be, however, the reception would be an eye-catching one befitting a hero that would further convey how grateful and happy the GAA feels.
Recall that Gombe Athletics Association Chairman immediately took over the association Nine months ago and started planning how to give the GAA a credible face-lift.
Hon. Ahmed Gara Gombe started by signing 5 AthIetes in different events, more importantly in the sprint and middle distance. Ebuka John was one of them.
He also organized train the trainers’ seminar in Gombe for all strata of officials which include NAATO, Coaches, Secretariat officers, and the media.
He had complained loudly about the low-performance level of Gombe State Athletes at previous national and local competitions and assured that efforts would be made to improve the performance if not aim to the skies.
Ebuka’s reception, the report stated will announce the seriousness of the Association towards AthIetics and Athletes competition and welfare. No date has been fixed for the reception