Plans for a national amputee football league to take off in Cameroon have reached apogee with the different actors said to be finalizing the process.
Amputee Football saw the light of day in the country two years ago when a group of amputees came together to promote the art.
The passion-driven individuals would later form the national association of amputee footballers whose executive body is currently on a national tour to all Cameroon’s 10 Regions.
The aim of the Usman Mustafa led association’s visit to the regions is to hold consultative talks with players and other stakeholders ahead of the historic national amputee football league; the first of it’s kind in Cameroon.
“We intern to get challenges faced by players so that we can solve these problems once the league goes operational” revealed the association SG to TWIF NEWS.
The team began their tour the southwest because according to them, the region already has a solid amputee football team.
According to the secretary-general of the Amputee football Union, Ndifor Joel, their visit to the other regions will soon be underway.
He disclosed that the , the problems faced by amputee footballers in the region have been recorded and the association’s president is making arrangement to provide them balls and a sub-Branch of the Amputee union office which will help generate income for smooth running of the amputee football.
The SG went ahead to explain how the Football league will look like.
“The upcoming league will be played within a specified period of time which will be agreed on by the league committee, matches will be played on a home and away basis while selected towns and pitches will be used during the league,” he said.
“The purpose of selecting pitches is because we have to used standard and professional playing grounds which are safer for both the players and the vision,” He added.
TWIF NEWS questioned the Secretary General how the the Amputee football league will be beneficial to persons with disabilities.
“The Amputee football will bring persons with disabilities together and advocate for their rights, relax their crowded minds, brings peace, and income to player which will assist their families” the SG hopefully intimated.