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We’ll take para-soccer to international level – President

Misbahu Didi, the re-elected president of Para-Soccer Federation of Nigeria (PFN), on Thursday in Abuja promised to take the sport to the international level.

Didi told newsmen after his re-election as PFN president for four years that he would re-double his efforts in popularising the game.

He added that he was appreciative of God and all the PFN board members who have reposed their confidence in him and believe he could deliver.

“I promise that I will deliver not only to the board members but to the entire para-soccer family in Nigeria.

“One of the things we have in mind is to spread the sport at continental and international level.

“We have done our best in the past to spread para-soccer nationwide and, God willing, in this administration, we will take para-soccer to the next level,’’ Didi said.

He added that the federation being one of the affiliated bodies under the Nigeria Paralympics Committee (NPC) would leverage on this to introduce the sports to the international community.

“We will do all our best to ensure that we use this channel to promote the game internationally,’’ Didi said, assuring that he would continue to work with both local and foreign partners to attract sponsorship for the sport.

Newsmen report that elections were conducted into nine para-sports federations on Thursday.

These are Para-Soccer, Para-Powerlifting, Para-Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Para-Athletics, Sitting Volleyball and Amputee Football.

Newsmen report that the newly-elected board members of the federations would be inaugurated on Feb. 27.



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