NFF Boosts Amputee Team’s Mexico 2018 World Cup Dream – Sports News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

Sports News

NFF Boosts Amputee Team’s Mexico 2018 World Cup Dream

Published

on

NFF Boosts Amputee Team’s Mexico 2018 World Cup Dream

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has risen in solidarity with the national amputee team to support their attendance at the Amputee World Cup scheduled to kick off in Mexico on October 24.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick, while in Lagos at the weekend to grace the finals of the Lagos SWAN Cup, announced a donation of N2.5 million for the team’s preparations and travel expenses, and a further $5, 000 for their upkeep during the competition.

Pinnick, who was presented the team’s jersey and shared some moments with the players, said the gesture was to show that football is one family in which the physically challenged are an integral part.

“Even though we are under different bodies, football is football, there is no difference. The team is going to represent Nigeria that is what is important. It is also gladdening to see how football provides a window for our brothers to continue to pursue their dreams to achieve a place in the world sports.

“It opens new opportunities and hope for all physically challenged people. I urge the team to remain focused and keep their spirit high, and I plead with all Nigerians to support them as they support the Super Eagles,” Pinnick said.

The Nigeria Amputee team recently launched a public appeal for funding support to foot their bill to the World Cup following non-response to their requests for sponsorship from the sports ministry and corporate organisations.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sports News

Morocco And Spain To Place Joint Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup

Published

on

By

Morocco And Spain To Place Joint Bid For 2030 FIFA World Cup

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez says Spain and Morocco are discussing the possibility of placing a joint bid for the 2030 FIFA world cup.

The Spanish Premier has already held talks with Morocco’s King Mohammed the sixth about the same. If the bid were to be successful, it would present the possibility of one of the most interesting world cup showdowns ever.

According to the Spanish Prime Minister, the bid would involve Portugal as well. The first joint hosting of the world cup was in 2002. The tournament was hosted by Japan and South Korea, for the first time in Asia.

This will not be the first joint hosting bid by three countries. The 2026 FIFA world cup will be jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Continue Reading

Sports News

Gernot Rohr Searches For Grade A Matches To Prepare Super Eagles For AFCON 2019

Published

on

By

Gernot Rohr Searches For Grade A Matches To Prepare Super Eagles For AFCON 2019

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr wants top friendlies to prepare his team for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are already qualified for the tournament with a game to spare, and Rohr is hopeful that the team will be kept busy with at least three grade a matches.

The Super Eagles have won the AFCON three times, but they are only back in the tournament proper in four years after they failed to qualify for the last two editions in 2015 and 2017.

Continue Reading

African News

Tendai Mtawarira Launches Foundation In Zimbabwe

Published

on

By

Tendai Mtawarira Launches Foundation In Zimbabwe

South African national rugby team player, Tendai Mtawarira, nicknamed “The Beast”, has launched a foundation aimed at introducing the game to rural areas in Zimbabwe, his home country.

The Get Involved Foundation also seeks to foster social cohesion and promote education across Africa.

Explaining his motivation, Mtawarira says he represents the whole continent, and wants to inspire all youths in Africa.

Mtawarira plays for the Durban-based side, The Sharks, and the national team. He says he wants to use his foundation, launched in London on Sunday, to give African children a better chance in life through sport.

Mtawarira has played for the Springboks for the last 11 years and amassed more than 100 caps, a rare feat in the game.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: