Deaflympics: We’ll Make Nigeria Proud in Turkey, says NDSF Nigeria
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LUKMAN Agbiaka, secretary-general, Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation, NDSF, has promised Nigerians that the country’s athletes to the Deaflympics in Turkey would make the country proud.
Agbabiaka said on Thursday, May 25, that Nigerian Deaf athletes to the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, from July 18 to July 30, would prepare adequately.
He disclosed that the federation would start camping for its athletes from June 15, in Lagos. “We have selected athletes that will represent us in Samsun, Turkey. We choose 12 athletes for track and field events and two players for table tennis. We selected these athletes during our one week trials in Ilorin, in April.
“They (athletes) have been representing us well whenever we have a competition, I am sure they will not let us down,” he said. The secretary added that Nigeria won the 4th West Africa Deaf football championship in Mali this month.
“Our Deaf Eagles football team participated in the football championship from May 6 to May 12, in Mali, and we won the trophy for the fourth time.
“We thank God for our success at the tournament which we prepared for since last year. We appreciate our players for their hard work,’’ he said. Deaf Eagles won their third West Africa Deaf Football Championship in 2013 in Republic of Benin.
— Jun 5, 2017 @ 01:00 GMT