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Foundation holds blind football trials in Enugu on January 15


Winners at a recent Bina Foundation blind football event celebrating with their trophy. The foundation will hold a screening session for bling footballers in Enugu…next month.

The Nigeria Para-Athletics Federation in conjunction with the BINA Foundation for persons with special needs has concluded plans to hold a blind football trials holding from January 15 to 20 2019 in Enugu. The trials will hold at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu.

Secretary General of the Nigeria Para-Athletics Federation, Patrick Abobi said the exercise is aimed at selecting the players that will represent the country at the forthcoming African Blind Football Championship in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire later in the year. 

He said the event is purely for visually impaired players and is open to all that fall within that category and appealed for eligible players to avail themselves of the opportunity, adding that only the very best will be selected for team Nigeria.

According to Abobi, there is provision for free feeding, medicals and local transportation to ease movement of players within Enugu and its environs, adding that successful players will be invited to camp for adequate preparations for the continental football fiesta.

Abobi said the federation saw the continental championship as important hence the collaboration with the BINA Foundation for Persons with Special Needs for an open and transparent trials.

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