Breaking news as first batch of team Nigeria departs for Tokyo Olympics this Tuesday. This was confirmed by the minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, while bidding them farewell urged athletes to avoid all manner of illegal activities including doping and to also compete in a clean manner to win medals for Nigeria.
“Our departure for the Games today is evidence that if we work in unison we can collectively achieve whatever we set our minds to as humans.
“I enjoin you to make the nation proud at the Games by competing clean and bringing glory to your fatherland,” he said.
Mr Dare said the federal government had committed a lot of resources to ensure adequate preparation that would make the athletes win medals.
He assured that plans had been concluded for President Muhammadu Buhari to also bid farewell to some of the athletes while unveiling the official Team Nigeria uniform.
“The president would formally unveil the official Team Nigeria uniform for the Games during the presentation of the contingent to his excellency,”
He also explained that Team Nigeria will be travelling to Kizarazu city in Japan for the pre-Games training camp in four batches before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics commences.