THE Nigeria Cerebral Palsy (CP) Football Team said that it would start preparations for the 2020 International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Nation’s Championship with a proposed friendly match with Team Ghana.
The national coach of Nigeria’s CP team, Gbenga Dosumu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday that the team would depart for Ghana on Nov. 29 for the match scheduled for Nov. 30 in Accra.
Dosumu said that the participation in the world cup was automatic for CP football nations but that they would need to play international friendly matches.
He said that winnings from such friendlies would attract points for ranking for teams.
“Our activities are coming into the limelight because CP world cup is holding next year.
“The build-up matches are fundamental and this is the brain behind the proposed international friendly match that Team Nigeria will be playing with Team Ghana.
“The CP world cup is open to all nations.
“but the IFCPF, which is the organisers of the fiesta, is mindful of friendly matches played and winnings recorded by teams which are used for their rankings,” he said.
He added that the forthcoming friendly match would be an exposure ground and platform for the national Seven-Aside team members to test their skills and abilities based on their ongoing training.
“The proposed friendly match between the Team Nigeria and Team Ghana is going to be part of our buildup programmes.
” It will also be an exposure of our footballers to the world cup and a platform to evaluate their technical abilities,” he said.
According to him, the IFCPF Nations Championship organised world cup tournament will hold in Santa Cugat, Catalonia, Spain, from May 13 to May 23.
NAN reports that CP football is a match with seven-aside players on the field at a time with some modifications in rules, teams’ compositions and size of play turf with no offside rules.
– Nov. 28, 2019 @ 13:35 GMT |