We are always very pleased about contacts with new countries that are discovering futnet and would like to promote it also in an official way. One such country is Benin.
There have been contacts with Benin for several years thanks to Mr Jarda Hruban, a Czech expat living and working in this West African country. Mr Hruban used to play futnet in the town of Kladno in central Czech Republic, took part in competitions and many tournaments. After he moved to Benin, he was keen on introducing this sport in his new home and opening a futnet section in a local sports association. See our article from 2013: Exporting futnet to Benin
Last year, we were contacted by Mr Geraud Wisdom Ananou who was interested in taking things further and setting up a futnet association in Benin. He also met Mr Hruban who very kindly shared his practical and theoretical experience with futnet. Obviously, it is never easy to promote a new sport, but, we have the hope that futnet project in Benin will gradually grow in strength.
First big steps have been taken – the association is now registered and has successfully applied to become an Associate Member of UNIF. Congratulations! We are very pleased with their activities and wish them all the best in their work of promoting and spreading futnet in Benin.