The president of Africa Mini-Football Confederation, Achraf Ben Salha has expressed satisfaction with facilities at the Ilaji Sports Resort in Ibadan venue of the second Africa Mini-Football Confederation Nations Cup.
Salha, who is also the vice president of the World Mini-Football Federation, was accompanied on the inspection tour of the facilities by Tarik Zakaria, a member of AMC.
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He said “I have seen fantastic facilities at Ilaji. The facilities in the hostel and hotel for the players and officials were of world class. The only places that I have seen such facilities are in the United States of America, Dubai and Germany among some of the countries that I have visited where mini-football is played.
“The uniqueness of the facilities at Ilaji Sports Resort is that all are in the same enclosure on a varse land, and that would reduce stress on the players, as they would come out of their rooms and walk straight to the pitch without waiting for an official vehicle.”
Salha, therefore, said nothing will take the hosting right away from Nigeria.
“Nigeria bid to host and she is our Plan A, and after seeing what was available at Ilaji Sports Resort, she is our Plan B and C in the hosting of the second edition of the tournament,” he assured.
Chairman of the Nigeria Mini-Football Association, Hon Oluyemi Adewale Taiwo said all hands are on the deck to ensure successful hosting of the tournament.
According to Taiwo, the association would commence open camp by the end of May from where a formidable team that will represent the country in the tournament which holds from July 8-17 would be assembled.