Mali: nine countries expected in Bamako for the African Maarif sports tournament, which will be held from March 10 to 12

The African Maarif sports tournament, which will be held from March 10 to 12 at the March 26 stadium in Bamako, will bring together around ten countries from the continent. The information was given on Sunday, March 5, during a press conference by Muhammed Yasir ŞENOL, deputy coordinator of the Turkish Maarif Foundation.

This first edition of the African Maarif sports tournament to be held from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March aims to develop awareness of fraternity among the other students who participate. The aim is to create new opportunities for young athletes from Mali as well as athletes from the countries that will participate in the tournament. High schools in Mali and high schools in neighboring countries develop stronger communication, the same goals and that they learn the importance of success together.

According to Muhammed Yasir ŞENOL, Deputy Coordinator of the Maarif Foundation of Turkey, this is to establish good friendships between students not only from Mali but also with participants from other countries and to help new athletes win. in Mali. 30 high schools from Bamako and high schools from nine countries will take part in this tournament: Senegal, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger and Togo.

It is a chain of solidarity that the foundation intends to make available to children. The tournament will last three days and concerns several sports disciplines including athletics, javelin, swimming, football, etc. Apart from football which is reserved only for boys, the other disciplines concern girls and boys.

First African country to host the Maarif sports tournament, the choice of Mali is explained by the benevolent welcome of its people, justifies Muhammed Yasir ŞENOL. ” It is also to give a good image of Mali internationally “, he insisted while indicating that the objective is to make the country the hub of Maarif schools in Africa. The success of the event will be a success for the government and the Malian state, added Daouda Kamaté, representing the Minister of Youth and Sports.

It should be remembered that the Maarif Foundation is a foundation of the Turkish State. It currently conducts educational activities across 52 countries. In Mali, the foundation has 28 schools and employs more than 600 people. It should also be noted that the press conference took place in the presence of Drissa Kamaté, director of the March 26 stadium.

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