Erena says security challenges reason for suspension of Africa Squash tourney


The Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF) on Tuesday said that the proposed 2014 Africa Squash Championships was called off because of security challenges in some parts of the country.

The President of the federation, Adamu Erena, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN reports that the tournament was to have served off from May 4 to May 9 at the Abuja National Stadium.

Prior to the cancellation, 15 countries had indicated interest to attend the championships.

“It is so unfortunate that the country is going through this difficult phase, the level of insecurity is disturbing, so, I understand the plight of invitees.

“We are praying that the relevant authorities will help to calm the situation, especially in the northern region of the country,’’ he said.

The president told NAN that a new date would be made known in the not too distant future.

“We have yet to pick a new date but we will hold a meeting next week and from there we will agree on a new date for the tournament,’’ the president added.

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