Lagos to Host 2022 Africa Fencing Championship

Nigeria is set to host the 2022 African Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship slated for between February 23 and February 27in Lagos with continental powerhouses Egypt and South Africa leading the roll call of participating nations.

Nigeria Fencing Federation President, Adeyinka Samuel, disclosed that Nigeria got the hosting rights at the expense of six other countries who also bidded to host the championship slated for the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.

Other countries billed to feature in the tournament include; Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Tunisia, Algeria, Angola, Mali and DR Congo among others.

Samuel noted that the countries near-flawless hosting of the same tournament in 2018 helped in securing the hosting right at the expense of other nations that bidded.

“Nigeria bidded alongside six other countries but what stands us out is the lasting impression we made in 2018 which was the first-time ever that we hosted an African championship, which the continental body rated as highly successful,” he said.

He commended the Lagos State Sports Commission for providing adequate support towards the successful hosting of the championship.

Samuel, a former international fencer, assured of another successful hosting stating all international guidelines regarding Covid 19 is already in place.

“We are looking forward to a bigger, better tournament and with the trust placed on Nigeria by the African Fencing Federation we won’t disappoint.”

The 8th Junior/Cader AFC held in March 2018 was a major success it attracted over 200 participants from 31 African countries with Egypt, the continent’s topmost ranked team topped the overall medals table.

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