AFFAN unveils first netball court in Nigeria

Written by on April 4, 2022

The Association of Former Female Athletes in Nigeria (AFFAN) has unveiled the first Netball Court in Nigeria to develop the sport from the grassroots.

The unveiling ceremony of the first netball court and equipment was held at the Old Parade Ground on Saturday in Abuja.

The unveiling ceremony was tagged: ‘#AFFAN revamp netball’.

The President of the AFFAN, Esther Aluko, told newsmen that the aim of the association was to revive the sport in the country.

She said that the sports was in existence in the year 60s and 70s, but it died because of lack of facilities.

Aluko, who is also the Secretary of Nigeria Netball Federation  said they are sending out equipment to zonal areas to develop the sport.

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) defeated AFFAN by 22-20 in a demonstration at the unveiling ceremony.

The AFFAN also donated netball equipments, including netball balls, rims/nets, and training bibs, to all the six geopolitical zones in the country.

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