IOC President, Bach for fencing display in Nigeria

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach will rekindle his hey day in fencing as he is scheduled to feature in an exhibition match as part of programmes lined up for his two-day visit to Nigeria.

The world number one sports administrator will be at Nigerian capital Abuja from Nov 13-14 with the primary assignment of commissioning the Headquarters of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA)

German Bach, 65, is a former Olympics champion in fencing winning the team foil event for West Germany at the Montreal Games in Canada in 1976 and the Nigerian Fencing Federation are using the privilege to promote and develop the sport in the country.

Nigerian Fencing boss, Adeyinka Samuel, disclosed Thursday that being an Olympic champion, Bach is interested in fencing to develop further in Nigeria as the country has been making giant strides since it’s hosting of the African fencing championships in Lagos last year.

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