The Nigeria national deaf football team, Deaf Eagles, have won the 7th West Africa Deaf Football Union (WADFU) Tournament to lift the trophy for the fourth time.
The team’s Head Coach, Kamiludeen Banjo, told newsmen via phone from Mali that the country defeated hosts, Mali 2- 1 in the final. Eight countries participated in the competition which began on May 5 and ended on May 12.
Banjo said that Mali had earlier defeated Nigeria 2-1 at the group stage, adding that the Deaf Eagles were able to surmount their opponents in the final.
The coach said that the team would arrive in the country on May 16, with the hope that the team would be rewarded by the government.
It would be recalled that the country won the maiden edition of the competition in 2010 and went ahead to win the title in 2011 and 2013. The Deaf Eagles were also runners-up in the 2014 and 2015 editions.