Amputee Football: Nigeria to play 3 matches before the World Cup – Isah

Amputee Football: Nigeria to play 3 matches before the World Cup – Isah

President of Nigeria Amputee Football Federation (NAFF), Suleiman Isah on Friday said the federation will play three friendly matches before the Amputee World Cup slated for October in Mexico.

Isah who disclosed this to said invitation has been extended to  the Ghanaian national amputee football team for a friendly match after several years of missing in action.

He said the federation has also sought approval from the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) for the match scheduled for July.

He further said the match against Ghana will be played in Oghara, Delta state.

“The plans of the federation is to play at least three matches before the Amputee World Cup in Mexico by October and to make sure the team plays together. Letters has been written both  to the World body and the Ghana national team for approval too”, Isah said.

“Foreign based players are going to be available for the matches because their experiences is valid. The Technical department of the federation is longing into the area as the home based will be mixed with the foreign ones”, the President said.

Isah noted that arrangements with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to establish an Amputee Football League in the country is underway.

Home based amputee football players after training at the National Stadium, Lagos.

“When you visit European countries like Poland, Ukraine, Spain and many others, they own amputee football teams. Ours won’t be different because we are trying to partner with the NFF. Our home based players train all over the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”,  he said.

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