Abdullahi Maikano, chairman of the Organization of Military Sports in Africa, OSMA, said on Thursday that Nigeria would host the second edition of the Armed Forces Games in 2024.
Mr. Maikano told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the Games should foster the culture of peace necessary for the economic development and integration of the African continent.
“OSMA’s main objective is to promote friendly sports and physical training activities among the armed forces of member states, and that is where we are heading,” he said.
He added that the organization has started making plans to have a successful accommodation.
“A total of 27 sports activities will also be present in the event, while all the countries of the continent will participate in the championship.
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“The championship is a way to unite nations and create peace between countries.”
Maikano revealed that the first edition of the Games was held in Kenya while Nigeria will host the second edition in 2024.
He urged non-governmental organizations, NGOs, the private sector, philanthropists and many others to support the organization.
“We have started writing to the private sector, corporate bodies, philanthropists and athletes to support us in the event.
“We don’t have any money but every time we have a championship, people always come to support us financially and materially to have a successful ending,” the officer said.
The 7th General Assembly of the Organization for Military Sports in Africa, OSMA, was held in Freetown, Sierra Leone in February.