The female blind football team of the Ghana Blind Sports Association will participate in Blind football training camp in Enugu Nigeria from 10-14 April 2019. The event is organized by Bina foundation in collaboration with the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA). Other countries such us Benin Republic, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameron will all join Nigeria for this important gathering as participants will be taken through coaching techniques, officiating, blind football skills and many other things to help develop blind football in Africa.
Bina foundation is an international NGO based in Nigeria with remarkable history of caring for the needy in society. Bina foundation has a Morden sports facility that has helped develop people with disabilities for almost a decade.
Bina foundation early this year, organized African female blind footballers to take part in a similar training camp and seminar in Japan as part dress rehearsal game ahead of the Paralympics games in Tokyo 2020.
According to president of the Ghana Blind Sports Association Eric Kissi, the event has come at the right time, our athletes will will take advantage of the seminar to help develop our game in Ghana. He seized the opportunity to appeal to Government to invest in disability sports. “As vice President of the Ghana Paralympic Committee, most disability sports associations lack funding to organise events locally hence affecting the general development of disability sports in Ghana.”
Bina foundation was established by Lady Ifeoma C. Atuegwu in line with her passion and personal desire and philosophy to assist the poorest of the poor especially physically and mentally challenged persons, the blind and visually impaired, orphans and motherless babies, the widows and the elderly. The organisation started off with mobilization of like-minded individuals to address issues facing people with special needs.