Host Nigeria won bronze to claim its second medal at the 2018 Cadet and Junior African Fencing Championship which ended Monday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. Nigeria got its first medal at the championship featuring 13 countries through Tosan Egbesemirone in the mens’ individual epee and the […]
Nigeria finally got her name on the medals’ table at the 8th Cadet and Junior African Fencing Championship holding at the Sir Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos with Tosan Egbesemirone bagging bronze in the Boys’ Individual Foil. The 16-year-old Egbesemirone was at a point leading 5-0 against his Egyptian […]
Egyptians at the Lagos 2018 African Fencing Championships put up a brilliant display to pull clear on the medal’s table today at the 8th Junior/Cadet African Fencing Championships holding at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The Egyptians, are one of the African continent’s powerhouses in the sports, they […]
The International Fencing Federation (FIE) has awarded Nigeria the hosting rights for the 2018 Junior/Cadet African Fencing Championships. The event which will take place from February 26 to March 5 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos has been endorsed by Lagos State, with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode schedule to attend the […]
Two teenagers, Tammy Ayamasore and Ebuka Ibe will be flying Nigeria’s flag as they vie for honours at the 2017 Cadet/Junior World Fencing Championship holding from 1st – 10th April in Plovdov, Bulgaria. Both fencers took part at the 2017 Cadet/Junior African Junior Championship held in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire early this month and are […]
The Nigeria Fencing Federation has officially named an 11-man squad that will represent Nigeria at next month All Africa Games in Congo, Brazzaville.
According to the federations’ boss, Adeyinka Samuel the Nigerian team will compete for honours in the sport with eight male and three female.
The male fencers are Adeniyi Williams, Harrison Okoro, Femi Sangowawa, Fega Okwa, Zulu Shuaib, Olayinka Oladele Sulaimon Bello and Samuel, who himself is a top fencer having been ranked in the top 100 in the world few years ago.
US-based Aikenosi Akhigbe, Jane Ishioma Yadi, who is based in the UK, and Damilola Odeleye are the female members of the team. The training schedule has also been stepped up in order to get the best out of the team.
Samuel, who has featured in a host of international championships, expressed confidence on the team to scoop a number of medals which he believes will help Nigeria’s course to finish among the top three on the final medals table.
He hinged his optimism on the decent outing posted by some of the country’s fencers at the last African Fencing Championship in Egypt in June.
“We are delighted to be officially registered by the organizers of the All Africa Games and we are determine to make the most of the opportunity presented to us to make a great impact which we believe will help in the popularity as well as the development of the sport in Nigeria,” Samuel stated, as he urged the Sports Ministry to pay some attention to fencing which he pointed is a multi-medal sport.
Nigeria will be featuring in the individual and team events in Sabre, Epee and Foil.