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Egypt and Nigeria prepare for African Deaf Football Championship

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While the African Deaf Football Championship may not be set to get underway until March in Ghana, both Egypt and Nigeria are preparing for the competition.

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Earlier this week, Major General Mohammed Sabih,  who serves on the Management Committee of the Egyptian Paralympic Commitee (EPC), said the team is currently preparing for the tournament with support from the EPC.

 

Late last month,  Nigeria Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF)  Secretary-General Lukman Agbabiaka promised that the men’s national team would come away from the tournament with victory, saying, “Ì have confidence in the ability of the team, especially as it has earlier made the country proud at the fourth edition of the West Africa Deaf Football Tournament in Togo in November. […] They will definitely come home with the trophy.”

 

Both teams are looking to qualify for and do well next year at the 2016 Deaf World Cup in Italy, and are planning to use this competition to prepare for it.  A qualifier for the Deaf World Cup may take place in Germany in early 2016.

 

The full list of 8 to 16 countries participating in the tournament is scheduled to be published at the end of the month.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

4 Comments on Egypt and Nigeria prepare for African Deaf Football Championship

  1. What about Kenya Deaf football…can we joining you…

  2. Apologies. I do not know those details. http://www.paralympic.org/kenya is the contact information for the Kenyan Paralympic Committee. If you give them a call, they should know who to put you in touch with.

  3. Nnabuife faustinus mosinchie // February 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm // Reply

    Please i am deaf hearing impair, am a goalkeeper know as super deaf eagles of nigeria, my name is bro Nnabuife faustinus mosinchie live in Coker surulere lagos, please i want to know when the deaf world Cup will start in Italy 2016?

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