Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN) has signed an agreement with the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC) for the hosting of the maiden African Track Championship, tagged: ‘African Cup2 019’.
The championship slated for July 27 to 28, 2019, will be staged at the National Velodrome Complex, Package A of the National Stadium, Abuja.
The agreement signed last weekend in Rome, Italy by CFN President, Giandomenico Massari and CAC President, Mohammed Azzam coincided with the joint Confederation of Africa Cycling and EU Cycling congress.
Present at the signing ceremony were Mr David Lappartient, President of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and Mr Renato Di Rocco, President Italian Cycling Federation and Vice President of UCI.
With the agreement, CFN boss said Nigeria would soon set in motion a strategic marketing plan to woo sponsors for the African Cup.
He said CFN pushed to secure hosting right of the maiden edition of the championship, because Nigeria stands to benefit from the track championship, saying Nigeria youths have what it takes to excel in track Cycling.
Only recently, two Nigeria cyclists, Gladys Tombrakpa and Mary Samuel shocked Cycling enthusiasts winning seven medals between them at an elite championship held in South Africa.
Among other responsibilities, the CFN President said the Federation will cater for accommodation, feeding, transportation and sundry technical and medical support to participants.
The UCI is expected to provide technical and equipment support for the Cup.
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