Nigeria’s Blind Football Team In Bright Start At IBSA 5th African Tourney
The Nigerian Blind football team (the Star Eagles), featuring at the ongoing IBSA 5th African Blind Football Championship holding at Stade Municipal Elmasoria stadium, Bouznika, Morocco, on Saturday September 17, defeated Cote D’Ivoire 1-0 in their opening game to record their first win in the tournament.
The Star Eagles, who are fully funded by BINA Foundation alongside their female counterparts (the Star Falcons), will on Monday september 19, tackle Egypt in their second game before their Wednesday’s September 21 crunch encounter against the defending champions and host nation, Morocco.
Nigeria will conclude their round robin preliminary games on Thursday september 22 when the Star Eagles file out against Mali to decide who the two finalists for Friday September 23 grand finale.
Despite hosting the last edition in Enugu, South East Nigeria in 2019, Nigeria finished 4th while Morocco that won the championship went ahead to win bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan after defeating many European countries.