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PCN draws up programme for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

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The Paralympic Committee of Nigeria (PSCN) has revealed its programme aimed at ensuring that the country excelled at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Rising from its annual general meeting on Tuesday in Lagos, the PCN said it has mapped out the technical strategies that would help Nigeria qualify for as many events as possible for the Mundial, as well as ensuring that only sports will medal prospects for the country would be taken to the Games.

Addressing the stakeholders at the meeting, PCN president, Brig. General Emico Eruwa challenged his members to double their effort towards placing Nigeria on the global map, saying getting the required results would require all stakeholders’ input.

Brig. Gen. Eruwa, who rued Morocco’s decision to cancel the Para Sports Games earlier scheduled to hold in Rabat early next year, said the PCN’s efforts were currently focused on qualifying many events for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games since the proposed All Africa Para Games was no longer realistic.

He disclosed that the PCN executive board would meet with all the presidents of Para Sports and their secretaries, including the technical directors tomorrow at its secretariat, National Stadium, Lagos at 2.00 p.m.

He said the meeting would help the PCN to know the sports that had already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as well as the qualifying windows left to get more sports into the games. 

He revealed that the forthcoming World Para Powerlifting Championship slated for Abuja early next year was one of such windows.

Meanwhile, the secretary general of PCN, Isa Suleiman has revealed that Nigeria entered four elite athletes for the forthcoming 2020 Laurel Award.

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