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Entrepreneurs and sports companies battle as Africa Fencing Championship breaks new ground in Nigeria

The African Fencing Championship scheduled to hold for the first time in Nigeria is a shining beacon to entrepreneurs, social influencers, sports journalists and companies.

Having been awarded the rights to host the 2018 Junior/Cadet African Fencing Championships in Lagos, The Nigerian Fencing Federation has announced 26th of February to the 5th of March 2018, 8am – 7pm daily as the championship dates.

Being the first of its kind in Nigeria, Sports journalists and enthusiasts alike are excited at the continental debut of this classic sports in Nigeria. The competition is also set to draw entrepreneurs looking to invest in something new.

Social influencers would tap into the classic and aesthetic appeal of the game of fencing to create social activities and opportunities to boost their brands and businesses.

With the official endorsement of the Lagos State. His Excellency Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, several top International (FIE Delegates) and local dignitaries will be present, including the world richest Russian and FIE President (Alisher Usmanov)

As Nigeria opens its doors to over 150 countries to attend this epic event; it invariably opens vistas of opportunities to the tourism industry. The ever-ready-to-do-business crowd in Lagos, Nigeria would make good of this opportunity. In the end it would not only be the fencing contestants that wins, but the citizens of Nigeria who benefits from the corporate, social and economic outcome of the elite sports tournament.

The J/C AFC is an internationally recognized and FIE (Switzerland) approved tournament, that provides a platform for fencers across Africa’s 31 registered nations to compete for World Points; leading them to the Olympics. The tournament would pull in thousands of fencers, delegates and spectators from all other African countries inclusive of Nigeria,

Participating Countries comprise all registered African countries, being a minimum of 150 fencers. Fencing is one of the five sports featured in the Olympics and modern Pentathlon. The tournament is expected to draw in a diverse crowd especially from the expatriate community at The Teslim Balagun Stadium which sits a capacity of 3,000 – 4,000 spectators.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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