Cycling teams from 10 countries have so far indicated interest in participating in the 2019 Africa Track Cup Championship slated for the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
Dorcas Jonah, the Media Officer of Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), disclosed in a statement Saturday in Abuja that no fewer than 100 participants would feature in the competition.
She said they would take part in 18 events in the junior and elite categories.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition would be hosted by the CFN from July 26 to July 28.
Jonah also disclosed that the CFN President, Giandomenico Massari, has said the federation was expecting teams from 18 countries at the competition.
“So far only 10 countries have indicated interest. But we are still hopeful.
“However, we are sure that the 2019 Africa Track Cycling Cup will be graced by former Italian cycling professionals like Mrs. Giorgia Bronzini, three-times United Cycling International (UCI) world champion, and Roberto Chiappa, two-times UCI world champion.
“Also, Andrea Tonti, former Italy national team member, and other lieutenants of several UCI world champions will be around during the competition.
“The leadership of Confederation of Africa Cycling (CAC), led by its president, Mohamed Azzam, would also be in Abuja for the event,” the CFN spokesperson quoted Massari as saying.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), countries whose teams have already indicated interest in participating in the championship are: Guinea, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Burundi, Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria.