The local media were present to cover the event and also a wide number of spectators attended the 3-day tournament. Some difficulties were encountered, as heavy rains were recorded in Niger for the first time since 50 years. Niger is situated in the Sahara desert and such rain was not expected. However, the tournament could start once the rain stopped and was a great success thanks to the great atmosphere among the participants, the local organising committee and the spectators.
Great achievements were noted among the Benin women’s team, the Ivory Coast men’s and mixed teams, and also the Chad national team, under the expertise of Coach Nguelet KOUAGO, who benefited of coaching education at the former Middle East Archery Centre (MEAC) in Cairo, Egypt.
African Archery is continuously progressing and it is a great achievement to notice the development of these young archery federations. World Archery would like to congratulate FENITA (Archery Federation of Niger) for their outstanding job in organising this edition of the TIZOCATA and to all participating Member Associations for their contribution in the development of archery.
World Archery Development Department