The Squash Federation of Africa (SFA) has selected Nigeria to host the 2014 edition of Africa Squash Championships, the President, Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF), Femi Ajagbe, has said.
Ajagbe said on Monday in Lagos that Nigeria had accepted the offer and would do all it could to make the competition successful.
Ajagbe, who announced this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the decision was taken at Windhoek, Namibia where the All Africa Junior Squash Championships ended on Sunday.
NAN reports that this is the first time Nigeria is selected to host the championships from May 4 to May 9, 2014.
“We are ready to shoulder the responsibility; we will ensure that we put all the necessary things in place to have a successful competition.
? “We won’t wait till 2014 to start preparation; we will put things in motion when we return from Namibia,’’ he told NAN on telephone from Windhoek.
“The federation will solicit for support from the government and the private sponsors and we are optimistic that they will come to our aid; our collective effort will make it a success.’’
NAN reports that Team Nigeria came fifth at the All Africa Junior Championships attended by 12 countries.
NAN also reports that Ajagbe was re-elected the Vice-President of SFA.