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Nigeria To Host 20 Countries In Africa Cup Track Cycling Championship – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria


News reaching sports247.ng media has it that the President of Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN) , Giandomenico Massari, on Friday in Abuja said the federation is set to host 20 countries for the Africa Cup Track Cycling Championship.

The championship would hold from July 14 to July 17 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

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He said the federation is expecting cycling teams from about 20 countries to participate.
In his comment, he said;

“We are ready and set to provide a befiting environment to compete for all participants.

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“The Federation has made all the necessary preparations and plans to organise a hitch-free championship,” Massari added.

He also disclosed that t. would also be a training for prospective commissaries.

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The CFN president recalled that Nigeria hosted the first edition of the championship in July 2019 in Abuja and emerged champions among the nine countries which participated.

He also disclosed that Nigeria would take part in the junior and elite levels’ events in both the male and female categories of the championship.

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Massari said countries whose teams have already indicated interest in participating in the championship include Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia,
Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon and hosts Nigeria.

“Others are Republic of Benin, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Italy, Burundi and Burkina Faso, among others,” he concluded.

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Nigeria hosted the championship’s first edition in July 2019 in Abuja, with the Nigerian contingent made up of 21 cyclists in both the female and male categories.

The Nigerian team won a total of 51 medals, made up 21 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze, to emerge champions.

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They were followed by Egypt who came second after winning a total of 22 medals made up of eight gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.

Another North African side, Morocco, came third with seven medals made up of four gold and three silver medals.

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Sports247.ng wishes Team Nigeria a successful Cycling Competition.



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