By Oluwole Francis
Williams Newman President South Africa Cycling (CAC) is delighted to be in Nigeria on a journey to improve cycling in Nigeria.
Newman who made this known on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
He said, “we have been following the papers and of the documents of the news reports for last few months. Cycling has improved in Nigeria, they participated in Track game in Colombia and in the African Nations Cup couple of months ago that enable them to qualify for the world Track Cycling Championship which was held in France last month and they make history being first time Nigeria was represented at the world championships.
“It was women team that qualified and they were very popular. If you look at Commonwealth Nations and Games, Nigeria is ranked first and that is ground breaking for the Nigeria Cycling Federation.
The federation has improved under the current president and his team, itt’s our pleasure to work with him and show our cooperation, already Nigeria has qualified for the world championships and they are already planning on how they will improve their standard, Nigeria has already taking a step to get to international standards and they are starting with the nations cup next year.
“The federation is also working to be in 2024 Olympic and that’s a huge statements. Nigeria is over 200 million people and 36 states they can achieve all these objective what is required is dedication from the president, so I’m here to guide and advise, and I think Nigeria community are aware of cycling.
With this objectives, hopefully, we can get sponsors, they need a lot of equipment especially bicycles.” He conclude