Abuja velodrome to get UCF certification

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The Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN) on Monday said plans had been perfected to ensure the certification of the velodrome at the Abuja National Stadium by the Union Cycling Federation (UCF).

The CFN President, Giandomenico Massari, in a statement in Abuja, said the velodrome’s proposed certification was part of his administration’s effort to develop the sport in Nigeria.

Massari described the velodrome as “a state-of-the-art infrastructure which has been left fallow for about 14 years’’.

He said it was regrettable that the Abuja velodrome which was the only one in Africa and one of the best in the world had been left in such a pitiable state.

“The velodrome was built in 2003. Since then, it has not been used for the purpose it was built for.

“Over the years, we have been making all efforts to ensure that the velodrome was certified because its…

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