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16 states to feature in 9th National Para-Soccer Championship – PFN

By Georgina Adegbie

Nigeria Para Soccer Federation (NFP) President Misbahu Didi said a total of 16 states will participate in the 9th edition of the 2021 National Para Soccer Championship.

Didi told Nigeria’s news agency on Tuesday in Abuja that the Federation had sent letters of invitation to all 36 states and the CTF.

He said it was the only championship that the Federation organized constantly without any interference.

“We’ve been hosting the national championship for nine years now. It is the only championship that we organize every year. Some states have assured us that they will participate in this year’s championship, ”he said.

He said that the Rotary Club had been the only loyal sponsor of our national championship since the start of the championship.

The president, who had identified funding as the major problem of the federation, urged non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to support its various activities.

“This has been one of the obstacles in slowing down the activities of the federation, and that is why we need the support of NGOs across the country,” he said.

Didi insisted that the federation really needed the support of NGOs, philanthropists and other sports fans as they longed for more competitions.

“We need to organize more competitions to engage the players, as most of them are the breadwinners of their families, even with their disability status.”

reports that the 9th edition of National Para-Soccer is scheduled to be held October 19-24 at the old Abuja parade ground.

Source: NAN

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