BFN gets Olympafrica’s approval

BFN gets Olympafrica’s approval

September 24, 2020 mieywmcnyozz 0

first_imgBadminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has received the approval of the Board of Olympafrica for the inclusion of badminton as one of the sports in the curriculum of its University of Portharcourt (Uniport) Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Olympafrica is a Sporting Organisation established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to cater to the sporting and educational development of youths in Africa. It has its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal and the Center in Uniport is one of its affiliates. In a letter dated 6th December 2019, the BFN had written to appeal and make a case for the inclusion of badminton as one of the sports in the Center’s curriculum. The Federation’s appeal was hinged on the fact that the center has been the camping venue for the senior national badminton team during its preparations for recent continental engagements where the team performed very well. The Federation was of the belief that the formal inclusion of the sport in the Center’s curriculum will greatly enhance its growth and development in the country.Advertisement It was therefore with great pleasure and appreciation that the Federation received the approval of the Olympafrica Uniport Center’s Board in a letter dated 28th May 2020 signed by Dr. C.E. Agi. The approval read in part; “It gives me great joy to inform you Sir that the Olympafrica Center of the University of Port Harcourt has been given permission by the Board of the Sports Institute to start a Badminton Academy.” The larger implication of this development portends a great improvement in the growth of the game in Nigeria. The center currently has a total number of six (6) sports officially in its curriculum. With badminton coming on as the 7th sport. The inclusion will be in line with one of the key agendas of the present BFN Board which is Grassroots Development. read also:Dare congratulates Solaja on African women Badminton award The President of the BFN, Francis Orbih Esq. was ecstatic on receiving the Olympafrica approval. In his words “this is one of the numerous achievements of the current BFN Board that has grassroots development of badminton as one of its main goals. Having a standard badminton academy in a standard sporting facility like the Olympafrica Uniport center will be a major boost for the growth and development of badminton in Nigeria”. He said the Federation will take advantage of this development in its quest for repositioning badminton for sustainable growth. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… last_img

 

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