CAA Champs: Gombe Athletics to Welcome Golden Boy, Ebuka From Zambia.

Zakari Isah, Kaduna 

Plans are afoot to receive Golden boy, John Ebuka one of the anchor legs that won gold medal in  Nigerian's 4×100m relay boys  at the just ended Africa junior Athletics Championship in Zambia.

In a press release made available to Journalists signed 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 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 deferent levels of competition in 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 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 Chairmen, immediately he took over the association Nine  months ago started planning how to give the GAA a credible face-lift.

Hon. Ahmed Gara Gombe started by signing 5 Athletes in different events, more importantly in the sprint and middle distance races. Ebuka John was one of them.

He also organised 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 Athletics and Athletes competition and welfare. No date has been fixed for the reception

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