By Ene Asuquo
The chairman of Cross river State sports commission, Mr. Emmanuel Elom has said that the just concluded talent haunt in the state has been a huge success as new talents were discovered during the exercise
The commission chairman made the disclosure recently in his office in calabar while chatting with some journalists
He said the commission started the talent haunt a week ago which is basically to discover young talents and prepare them for future sporting events
According to the commission chairman,”we have discovered some raw talents through the exercise and some of them are quite outstanding”
Mr. Elom maintained that those that were discovered during the program would be prepared for trials towards the end of the year, adding that, the state would make conscious effort to keep them by making sure that some stipends are made available to these young talents who will make the state proud in future athletic games.
He commended the state Governor, Ben Ayade for the supports and encouragements he has given to the commission on sports development, especially to aquire equipments to boost training in the state
He said the state did so well in the last sports festival “Edo 2020” and so well for a record 25years and will continue to maintain its 16 traditional sports which they have a comparative advantage