LAGOS – Kamiludeen Oladimeji, Head Coach of the National Deaf Football Team on Wednesday said that 30 players had been invited to camp in preparation for the 4th West African Football Championship.
The championship is billed to hold from Aug. 1 to Aug. 14 in Togo.
Oladimeji told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the camp would commence in the second week of July at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
He added that the camp ought to have commenced before now, but lack of funds was responsible for the delay.
“For now, we have invited 30 players and they are expected to resume camping next month in Lagos.
“We proposed to resume camp earlier before now, but we were unable to raise funds to commence preparation on time,’’ Oladimeji said.
According to the coach, the country had won the three previous editions of the competition.
Oladimeji noted that the team could also retain the title for the fourth time, if given the needed support and encouragement to excel.
“It will be remarkable to win the fourth edition of the competition but the only way is to prepare well and also get support that would motivate the team,’’ the coach said.
Oladimeji appealed to private bodies and influential Nigerians to identify with the team by supporting it. (NAN)