Aminu Kurfi, chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the qualifiers, told a news conference in Abuja that Nigeria was hosting the game as a platform to showcase the country's tourism potentials and cultural heritage, media reported.

The qualifiers, which is the third edition of the West and Central AJTC qualifiers, is scheduled for January 12 to January 20.

Kurfi listed the participating countries as Togo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Gabon, Gambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Niger.

The qualifiers will feature competitions in three categories of Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 in both male and female events.

Kurfi said the winners of the U-14 and U-16 categories would represent their countries at the main continental championship in Kenya in March.


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