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President of the Federation of Africa Amputee Football (FAAF), Rev Richard Nii Amartey Adesah, has sent a message of solidarity to officials of the Nigerian Amputee Football Association on the accident they were involved in.
In a statement, Rev Adesah expressed the African Amputee Football fraternity’s concerns to them, indicating that, “We were happy to hear that you were safe after that accident that nearly turned your preparations towards the world cup into a nightmare”/
He commended for their determination, that saw them continuing with the journey to the Mexican Embassy in Abuja, in spite of the unfortunate happening.
Members of the Nigerian Amputee Football Team, the Special Eagles, were involved in an accident on Monday on their journey from Lagos to Abuja for their visas. The contingent continued to Abuja and has since returned to base after acquiring their visas.
Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya and Liberia are the African nations participating in this year’s amputee football world cup scheduled to take place from October 24 to November 5 in Mexico.
“This accident highlights the challenges amputee football and other disability leaders in Africa are facing in their efforts at ensuring Persons with Disability (PWDs) are given the opportunity to express their God-given talents,” Rev Adesah reiterated.
He called on individuals, corporate bodies and philanthropists to come to the aid of the teams to make it to Mexico to bring honor to the continent.