The President of Para-Soccer Federation of Nigeria (PFN), Misbahu Didi, said a total of 16 states would be participating in the 9th edition of the 2021 National Para soccer championship.
Didi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Abuja, that the Federation had sent letters of invitation to all the 36 states, and the FCT.
He said this was the only championship that the Federation had been organising constantly without any interference.
“We have been organising the national championship for nine years now. This is the only championship we do every year. Some of the states have given us assurance that they will participate in this year’s championship,” he said
He said the Rotary Club had been the only faithful sponsor of the national championship since its beginning.
The president, who had identified funding as the major problem of the federation, urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to support its various activities.
“This has been one of the obstacles slowing down the federation’s activities, and that is why we need the support of NGOs across the country,” he said
NAN reports that the 9th edition of the National Para-soccer has been scheduled to hold from October 19 to October 24 at the old parade ground in Abuja. (NAN)