Nigeria has been granted hosting right for the 2018 Junior/Cadet African Fencing Championship by the International Frenching Federation (FIE)
Nigeria see off competition from Tunisia and Algeria to host the championship an international sport event for the first time.
The Event which is slated to begin from February 26 to March 5 at the Molade Okoya – Thomas Hall of Telslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos State will have top dignitaries like the Lagos State Governor and FIE President Alisher Usmanov, who is a major shareholder in Arsenal and also Russian’s richest man in attendance.
The J/C AFC is an internationally recognized and FIE-approved tournament that provides a platform for fencers across Africa’s 31 registered nations to compete for world ranking points leading to the 2018 World Championships in Verona, Italy and the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan. The championship is expected to attract over 150 fencers from about 25 African countries.