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Nigeria to host West African swimming championships


The refurbished National Stadium Swimming Pool, Surulere, Lagos is set to host the West Africa Junior Swimming Championships. The Nigeria Aquatics Federation has secured the pool to host the 2nd Africa CANA Zone 2 (West and Central Africa) Junior Swimming Championships from October 27 to October 29.

The pool which hosted 1973 All Africa Games will play host to 20 nations. An on-the-spot assessment showed that the facilities within the swimming pool arena were being upgraded, while the conveniences were being refurbished.

Jasmiel said that about 15 countries had signified their interest in the Junior Championships, adding that they would be complemented by their Nigerian counterparts. Countries under the CANA Zone 2 (West & Central Africa) include Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Togo & Guinea. Others are Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Benin, Niger & Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville & Mali.

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