International Olympic Committee IOC President, Thomas Bach, will rekindle his hey days in fencing as he is scheduled to feature in an exhibition match as part of programmes lined up for his two-day visit to Nigeria.
The world number one sports administrator will be at Nigerian capital Abuja from November 13th and 14th with the primary assignment of commissioning the headquarters of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa ANOCA.
German Bach, 65, is a former Olympics champion in fencing, winning the team foil event for West Germany at the Montreal Games in Canada in 1976 and the Nigerian Fencing Federation are using the privilege to promote and develop the sport in the country.
Nigerian Fencing boss, Adeyinka Samuel said that
being an Olympic champion, Bach is interested in fencing to develop further in
Nigeria as the country has been making giant strides since it’s hosting of the
African fencing championships in Lagos last year.