Liberia team arrives for Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football Tournament

Liberia is the first team to arrive for the 2011 Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) scheduled for 18-27 November in Accra, capital of Ghana, host of the event.

The Liberians, the defending champions touched down in Accra last Tuesday in their quest to make a successful defence of the tournament they won on home soil in 2009.

Theodore Viwotor, Administrative Secretary for the tournament said the other remaining teams are expected before the opening ceremony on Friday, November 18 at the El-Wak Stadium, Accra.

The other teams expected to participate in the competition are Angola, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Niger and Kenya whilst there are doubts hanging over the participation of Senegal.

The Administrative Secretary said that the Senegalese are facing some challenges which keeps their participation in doubt. The withdrawal of the West Africans will leave the teams for the tournament at seven including hosts Ghana.

Viwitor mentioned that other venues for the tournament are the Accra Sports Stadium and the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC) Park.

He said arrangements for the third edition of the biennial tournament including logistics to organisation have reached an advanced stage, thus clearing the way for its successful take-off.

Ghana won the maiden edition held in Sierra Leone in 2007 but was absent at the 2009 edition held in Liberia.

Source: GNA

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