The Nigeria Cycling Federation (NCF) said on Tuesday that it was ready to train no less than 30 participants in a three-day course on the art of cycling. CFN Secretary Dayo Abulude said in his statement that the participants were selected from 36 states and Abuja. Abulude revealed that the course would take place from Wednesday to Friday in Ilorin.
“Each participant came from 21 states and Abuja and the host state of Kwara represent five participants. Among the participating States are Edo, Rivers, Ondo, Kaduna, Borno, Delta, Imo and Cross River, among others,” he said.
The CFN secretary added that Dr. Emmanuel Igbinosa, a UCI-certified referee, and Osaretin Emuze, president of the Association of the National Cycling Commissioner of Nigeria (NACCAN), are the key contacts for The event that will culminate on Friday. .
“Participants must take an exam on Friday to complete the course and those who succeed will receive certificates. In this perspective, most of them will be invited to officiate at important events in the future,” he said.
In addition, William Newman, chairman of the Bicycle Cycling Committee (Cycling Commission for Africa), urged the Nigeria Cycling Federation (CFN) on Friday to organize more championships in Nigeria. Newman told reporters after the 2019 South Africa Cycling Cup morning competition that Nigeria needed to organize competitions and involve more young people in the sport.
He said that the cycling of the African Confederation (ACC) was ready to support the federation in the development of sport in the country. Sports fans click here for sports results prediction.
“Before we used to ride a bike. About five years ago, we decided to introduce track cycling on the continent. This championship is a great success for the federation and the country in general.
“We want to make cycling one of the fastest growing sports on the continent and in the world.” We also want to increase participation because there is a potential that places Africa on the world map of cycling. CAC is doing everything possible to improve track cycling, by 2024 more African cyclists will compete in the world championship, “said Newman.
He added, however, that the Nigerian federation had to use the Moshood Abiola National Stadium velodrome in Abuja consistently to discover the sport’s raw talent.
“They will discover raw talent at the base if the place is used frequently. They must be consistent in organizing competitions that will also improve runners in Nigeria. Nigeria needs to involve more youngsters in the track cycling event. But it must also support other countries, particularly ECOWAS countries of the Western Economic Community (ECOWAS), due to their facilities. “
Newman also congratulated the CFN for its efforts in organizing the African Cup track cycling track. The federation has done everything possible to improve the knowledge of Nigerians by organizing the course for commissioners (referee course) and a training course. They have been taught more about technical skills in track cycling, “he added.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) has announced that the CFN is organizing track cycling for the 2019 Africa Cup, in which 10 countries will participate. The event at the Velodrome National Stadium Moshood Abiola began on Friday and ends on Sunday.
The African Cycling Confederation approved Nigeria to host the 2019 African Athletics Cup. Mohamed Azzam, president of the African Cycling Confederation (ACC), said Tuesday in a letter to the president of the Nigeria Cycling Federation (CFN) , Giandomenico Massari. “We have received your letter expressing CFN’s willingness to organize the 2019 African Cup Cup.
“I am pleased to confirm to you and your esteemed members of CFN that ACC welcomes the Nigerian organizers and organizers of the 2019 African Cup for the track. We will contact you shortly to determine the appropriate dates after reviewing the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the CAC calendar for 2019. All terms related to the organization and organization of CAC events will be sent to you,” he said.
Azzam, who is also vice president of the UCI, congratulated the president of CFN for his efforts to develop cycling sport in Nigeria and the good results recently obtained by Nigerian teams in the CAC African Track Championship 2019.
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