Nigeria’s Walking Football Team Begins Rwandan Tour Today

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The Nigeria walking football team, will today, embark on a two-day playing tour of Kigali, Rwanda, as part of their preparations for next year’s Walking Football Nations Cup to be held in Manchester, England.

Reports say that Walking football is a slower-paced version of the beautiful game and it was originally designed to help get over the 50s back into football and increase physical activity through rekindling players’ love for the game.

Now in its formative years in Nigeria, the walking football team will be accompanied on the tour by the interim chairman of Waka Football in Nigeria, Godson Uti, while the chairman of Imo State Football Association and presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2022 Nigerian Football Federation Elections, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam, is expected to captain the team for the international friendlies.

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According to Uchegbulam reports Nigeria and Rwanda are two of the African countries that will feature at the Walking Football Nations Cup in Manchester in the summer of 2023, adding that apart from Nigeria and Rwanda, five other African national teams, including Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and Morocco, have confirmed their participation at the Manchester 2023 Walking Football World Nations Cup.