The African Cycling Confederation (CAC) has given Nigeria the hosting rights for the second edition of the Senior Africa Cycling Track Cup.
This was revealed by the president of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Engr. Giandomenico Massari, while speaking to newsmen on the arrival of Team Nigeria to the African Track Cycling championship in Cairo, Egypt yesterday at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja.
Massari stated that Nigeria was given the nod to host the second edition of the African Track Cup due to the success recorded by the country in the maiden edition where team Nigeria emerged the overall winner by claiming a of total 51 medals at the end of the tournament.
“Nigeria has been awarded the right to host the 2020 edition of the African cycling Track Cup by the African ruling body, following a successful hosting of the competitions last year” he said.
“We are still waiting for CAC to confirm the date for us, so that we can start preparations ahead of the games”
He further underscored team Nigeria’s achievements at the just concluded Track championship in Egypt adding that some of the athletes also qualified for the Junior Cycling World Cup in Egypt later this year.
“Team Nigeria came third behind South Africa and host Egypt, with 11 medals (four gold, three silver and four bronze medals). We know that those countries are the power house in Africa with over twenty-five year of experience in the games, it’s an achievement that we will want to improve on before the next champions”.
“With this result, our team have also qualified for the Junior Cycling World Cup that will be hosted by an African country for the first time in Egypt later this year and we will work hard to get podium finish” he added.
The CFN president also seized the opportunity to call on cooperate organizations and individuals to partner with the federation in the developing the sports in the country.
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