The Nigeria Blind Sports Association created three years ago with the aim of involving blind people into Sport and for blind athletes to get an enabling environment , seeks the financial help of the general public.
The body, who has being self-sufficient in the past seek for financial assistance to enable their Judo Athletes to be part of this year’s international Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo Grand Prix in Baku Azerbaijan’s capital city between May 13 and 14 at the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Concert Complex, which is a qualifier for 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo, Japan.
The Association, which was part of the Goal ball Clinic Project in South Africa last year are also willing to be part of the 2019 IBSA Goalball International Qualifiers in America and the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championship in Australia.
Amongst the Athletes that will be representing the Blind Sports Association at the International Tournament is Seyi Arinoye, the only female to have won two gold medals consecutively in three National Sport Festival representing Oyo State in Athletics from 2006 Gateway games to Garden City games in 2011, the Osun born athletes represented Nigeria at the All Africa games in Algiers in 2007.
Muyiwa Fatogun , a graduate of the University of Lagos , and a pioneer of the Nigeria Blind Sports Association , he represented Oyo State in Athletics in three National Sports Festival , wining a total of five silver medals from Gateway Games in 2006 to Garden City games in Port Harcourt ,