With barely 5 days to the beginning of the World Fencing Event billed for Lagos Continental Resort, Victoria Island, Lagos, Angola, Ghana, Togo and Benin have registered for the point-earning occasion.
The Nigeria Fencing Federation (Nigerian Fencing) President Adeyinka Samuel disclosed on the weekend that Nigeria is about to organise a flawless competitors to boost its fame as one of many international locations the place the game has saved creating prior to now few years.
Samuel, although laments the low turnout of nations which he blamed on the truth that the brand new fencing season has simply started which led to many international locations being laid again in registering.
He said: “We now have put in a variety of efforts to get to this stage, its simply unlucky that we’re getting far much less of what we had anticipated relating to the international locations which have entered for the event.
“That is our very first time we might be internet hosting a world event at senior stage and our expectations have been very excessive and that’s the reason we’ve partnered with a prime lodge; we’re equally giving out a prize cash of $5,000 which is the primary of it’s variety and an excellent incentive.
Togo and Angola are every scheduled to come back with six-man delegation of 4 athletes, coach and federation president whereas Ghana and Benin are every billed to come back with three fencers, a coach and federation head.
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