–Commends Nigeria, Massari
— 8 countries Set Maiden Track Champs
Mohammed Wagih Azzam, President of Confederation of African Cycling has lauded Nigeria for finally putting the Velodrome Complex to use after 16 years of inactivity.
History will be made today as the state-of -the -art cycling arena located inside the Moshood Abiola Stadium will for the first time since its construction 16 years ago, play host to the maiden Africa Track Cycling Championship, aka Africa Cup.
An excited Azzam said that with the facility, track Cycling has come stay, as he urged Nigeria to take full advantage of the arena and join the global track Cycling bug.
The Egyptian said Nigeria has the men and women that can launch her on the global arena, noting that natural strength of the African will always come handy.
He also commended Engr. Giadomenico Massari, President of Cycling Federation of Nigeria , CAC members Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa and Coach Mohammed Bashiru for their contributions.
Meanwhile, the cycling arena has come to life with the arrival of eight Africa countries for the maiden Africa Cup, which also serves as preparation for the forthcoming All Africa Games.
Host Nigeria has since been joined by Egypt, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Ghana and Burundi. Already the teams have been putting acts together as they familiarize them with facilities in Velodrome.