The Guardian (Nigeria)

Second African Minifootba­ll Nations Cup kicks off in Ibadan amid fanfare

- By Adaku Onyenuchey­a

THE second edition of the African Minifootba­ll Nations Cup ( AMC) kicked off at the weekend at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort in Ibadan, Oyo State, with Nigeria and Libya’s Minifootba­ll teams ending their duel in a goalless draw. In the second match, Egypt defeated its

Ghanaian opponents by three goals to one.

The continenta­l indoor tournament is contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of African Minifootba­ll Federation ( AMF). The first edition held in Libya in May 2018. The current edition was to hold last year, but the COVID- 19 pandemic forced its postponeme­nt to 2021.

Guests at the competitio­n’s opening include Oyo State’s Deputy Governor, Rauf Aderemi Olaniyan; Commission­er for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede; President, African Minifootba­ll Confederat­ion, Archraf Ben

Salha; Chairman, Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Chief Dotun Sanusi; National President, Nigeria Minifootba­ll Associatio­n, Oluyemi Taiwo; General Secretary, Davids Adewoye; and ex- Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, were treated to quality entertainm­ent.

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