IBSA Football Committee announces two major championships
Date: December 20, 2016
IBSA is pleased to confirm and announce two regional blind football championships in 2017…
IBSA Blind Football African Championships 2017
The African Championships will take place in Cape Verde from 13th October to 22nd October 2017. Praia, the capital city, will host the event, organised by the National Paralympic Committee of Cape Verde.
The championships are set to be the first ever IBSA-sanctioned event to be held in the country.
Following their win at the 2015 African Championships in Cameroon and a strong showing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Morocco will be the team to beat in Cape Verde.
Caption: Morocco vs Brazil at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
IBSA Blind Football American Championships 2017
Chile has been selected as the host country for next year´s American Championships. The tournament will be held in Santiago de Chile, the capital city, from 19th-27th November 2017.
The championships will be organised by FENADDIVI (National Sports Federation for the Visually Impaired) and the National Paralympic Committee of Chile.
The host country will be looking to improve on its 6th-place finish at the 2015 Para Pan-American Games in Canada, and IBSA World Champions and Paralympic gold medallists Brazil will start the tournament as favourites.
Chile also makes its debut as host for an IBSA regional blind football tournament.
Caption: the Chilean national blind football squad.