NNN: The President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Massari, said in Abuja on Friday that the federation was to host 20 countries for the Africa Cup track cycling championship.
Massari told News Agency of Nigeria that the championship would be held from July 14-17 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
He said the federation expected cycling teams from around 20 countries to participate.
“We are ready and ready to provide a competitive environment for all participants.
“The Federation has made all the necessary preparations and plans to organize a smooth championship,” said Massari.
He revealed that there would also be training for future commissioners.
The CFN President recalled that Nigeria hosted the first edition of the championship in July 2019 in Abuja and came out on top among the nine countries that participated.
He also revealed that Nigeria will compete in the junior and elite level events in the men’s and women’s categories of the championship.
Massari said countries whose teams have already expressed interest in participating in the championship include Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia,
Algeria, Morocco, Cameroon and hosts Nigeria.
“The others are Benin Republic, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Italy, Burundi and Burkina Faso, among others,” he said.
NAN reports that Nigeria hosted the inaugural edition of the championship in July 2019 in Abuja, with the Nigerian contingent consisting of 21 cyclists in both women’s and men’s categories.
The Nigerian team won a total of 51 medals, including 21 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze, to become champions.
They were followed by Egypt who came second after winning a total of 22 medals consisting of eight gold, seven silver and seven bronze.
Another North African team, Morocco, came third with seven medals including four gold and three silver.