Tokyo 2020: 10 countries to battle for Olympic blind football ticket in Enugu

Tokyo 2020: 10 countries to battle for Olympic blind football ticket in Enugu

By Chuks Emenike
Silver Ikpechukwu, the South/East representative of Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PCN) said that ten countries will be battling for blind football sole African ticket to Olympic 2020 in Enugu.
Speaking to newsmen in Enugu on Thursday, Ikpechukwu said that African countries has only one ticket to the Olympic in the sports.
Nigeria team know as Star Eagles will take part in the qualifying that will take place in Enugu from Nov. 22 till Dec. 2nd.
Ikpechukwu who was also the South, East representation of PCN and Para-Athletic Federation of Nigeria (PAFN) said that Enugu State Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will perform the kick-off ceremony.
The PCN and PAFN representation said that the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) chooses Enugu as the host state for the championship and qualifier.
” We expecting countries like, Cameroun, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Mali. Egypt, Cape Verde, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria,” he said.
He said that all the countries are expected to arrive on or before Nov. 22 as the opening ceremony and opening match of the qualifier will be on Nov. 24.
Ikpechukwu said that only the opening day match will be played by 12 noon while other matches of the days will start by 9am daily.
He noted that the closing ceremony and the final match of the qualifier will be played on Dec. 1 while Dec. 2nd will be the departing day.
” This will be the first appearance of  Nigeria blind football team known as Star Eagles in an international championship and qualifier for Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
” As for the Star Eagles, i believed that they will qualify the country to it’s and ever blind football Olympic games,” he said.
READ ALSO  APC Want Igbos To Vote Buhari In 2019

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *