The Nigeria Mini-Soccer Affiliation will host the second version of the Africa Mini-Soccer Confederation Cup of Nations in Ibadan from July 8to 17, 2021.
The President of Africa Mini-Soccer Confederation, Achraf Ben Salha and World Mini- Soccer delegates, Mrs Ben Khalifa and AMC Tarik Zakaria are anticipated within the nation on Might 18, 2021. They may pay courtesy go to to the Minister of Youth and Sports activities, Mr Sunday Dare earlier than embarking on inspection tour of the amenities in Ibadan on Might 20.
The Nigeria Mini-Soccer North Central coordinator, Batako Umar Lapai mentioned Tuesday that the visiting world and continental delegates are additionally anticipated to pay a courtesy go to on the Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports activities earlier than the inspection tour of the amenities in Ibadan.
Lapai mentioned Ibadan was chosen as a result of it has astro turf facility required by the Africa Mini-Soccer Confederation. He added that six correctly geared up ambulances are additionally on the stand by.
About 20 international locations together with hosts Nigeria, have indicated curiosity to take part within the match, which is the second within the collection. Libya hosted the maiden version in 2018 that was gained by Cote d’Ivoire after beating Senegal within the ultimate, and Nigeria distantly completed within the fifth place within the match that attracted 9 international locations.
Based on Lapai, every collaborating nation is anticipated to return with a group of 24 members comprising 18 gamers and 6 technical officers.
“One taking part in turf was utilized in Libya in 2018 with 9 groups in attendance, and I imagine that the ability in Ibadan would adequately and efficiently host the match with about 20 groups being anticipated”, Lapai he mentioned.
The defending champions, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Zambia are among the many anticipated groups. Others embrace Ghana, Mozambique, DR Congo, Libya, Algeria, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Mali, Djibouti, Benin Republic, Somalia, Kenya and host Nigeria.