DHQ set to hold 2022 Armed Forces Inter service sports competition

DHQ set to hold 2022 Armed Forces Inter service sports competition
September 17 15:00 2022 Print This Article

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has stated that it is set to hold the 2022 Armed Forces Inter-Service Sports Competition (2022 AFISSC) at Mogadishu Cantonment Sports Complex from 18 – 23 September 2022.

According to a DHQ statement on Saturday, it noted that the 2022 AFISSC is an initiative of the DHQ which is to afford the Services the opportunity to compete and interact with one another in the spirit of sustaining the camaraderie that exists between the members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN).

The 2022 AFISSC would have athletes (both male and female) from the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force competing in 5 games namely: Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Taekwondo and Volleyball.

The Competition will be declared open by the Honourable Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd) during the Opening Ceremony slated for 1400hrs (2:00pm) on Tuesday 20 September 2022.

Other dignitaries expected at the occasion would include the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police, senior military officers in the AFN, the barracks community and lovers of sports within Abuja metropolis.

Accreditation as well as preliminary matches and games would commence on Sunday 18 September 2022.


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