The lead sponsor of the just concluded Federation of International Development Agencies Football (FIDAF) sports fiesta which climaxed over the weekend, AXA Mansard Health, have hailed the competition as a worthy tool with potentials for promoting fitness and good health among the nation’s non-governmental health organization based in the federal capital territory (FCT).
The week long games which climaxed in Abuja over the weekend, saw society for family health (SFH) pip African Filed Epidemiology Network (AFENET) 2-1 in the football final to lift the football trophy and emerge the best overall team of the tournament beating AFENET and PACTNigeria to second and third place, respectively.
Representative of the games sponsors AXA Mansard Health, Dr. Taiwo Sofoluwe, was ecstatic because according to him, the games have fulfilled all the objectives which the organizers set to achieve from the on-set.
The goal behind this was to bring the NGOs together, in an organized fashion. We wanted the people preaching health to masses to be healthy, as well. The atmosphere was explosive and the displays were spirited. The whole thing is all about well-being and the message has sunk in.
On why they chose to partner the organisers of the tournament, Sofoluwe noted that, “We at AXA Mansard Health are concerned about the wellbeing of our clients and the society at large. Our health care solutions are designed with this in mind and physical exercise has been shown to play a great part in being healthy. This tournament shows that busy executives can make time to exercise and promote health and AXA Mansard Health considers it a worthy initiative to identify with”.
“This is our first contact with FIDAF and we will want to continue this relationship and even though we know that there will be more teams next year, we want to be a part of it, so that we can use this platform as a means to promote fitness and health all over the nation.
The competition had teams participate in various sports which included table tennis, volley ball, chess, scrabble, tug-of-war, card games and football amongst others.