With simply 10 days to go till the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Nigerians have been assured of a formidable exit from Crew Nigeria.
Talking throughout the presentation of the Nigeria workforce kits and the supply of the athletes to the Nigerian Olympic Committee on the Abuja State Home, the Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Sunday Dare mentioned, “How and also you all know, preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics started lengthy earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, which pressured the organizers of each occasions to postpone the Video games to July 23 and August 24, 2021 , respectively.These athletes will fly the colours of our nice nation, Nigeria, in Tokyo within the days to return.
“I wish to take this chance to sincerely thank the President and members of the Nationwide Meeting for his or her countless help by way of sources and for offering an enabling setting that has enabled these athletes to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games. “
Dare disclosed that Nigeria is certified in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Canoe, Gymnastics, Rowing, Taekwondo, Ping Pong and Wrestling. For the Paralympic Video games, Para Powerlifting, Para Athletics, Para Rowing and Para Desk-Tennis all certified. In all, a complete of 58 athletes will compete for glory on the Olympic Video games and 22 athletes for the Paralympic Video games, respectively. ”
He added: “In a really clear begin from the previous, Crew Nigeria athletes have been on the sphere for the previous two months in an intensive and in depth coaching program to make sure that our esteemed athletes are bodily match. kind for the Video games. Because the workforce leaves for Japan, they’ll head straight to Kisarazu for one more two weeks for the ultimate offshore tenting train earlier than the beginning of the Tokyo Olympics. “
The Minister expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his ethical and monetary help.
“All this is able to not have been attainable with out the help of the president. I wish to be sure that with the pedigree of the athletes who make up the Nigeria workforce and the extent of preparation, the Nigeria workforce won’t disappoint Nigerians within the Tokyo Video games. 2020. All we want is the continued help and prayers of Nigerians ”.
Dare mentioned the athletes who had been rigorously chosen had demonstrated the very best ranges of professionalism, dedication and self-discipline, recalling that the Ministry organized near 90 days of staggered tenting in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Yenagoa. A nationwide check was additionally organized and a global invitation involving 5 nations was additionally performed in a concerted effort to make sure the Nigeria workforce certified for the monitor and area.
“Let me guarantee you Mr. President Sir, that these Athletes will make Nigeria proud on the Olympics by representing Nigeria nicely. A lot of them have personally advised me of their willingness to realize the success of the rostrum to make Nigeria proud. I’ve no purpose to doubt his dedication. I need one of the best for certain. “
In the identical vein, the Federal Authorities has inspired the Nigeria workforce to make the nation proud on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with spectacular performances freed from betrayals.
Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo who represented President Buhari on the dispatch and unveiling of the workforce and kits on the State Home, Abuja made this assertion on Monday, whereas praising Dare “for guaranteeing unprepared assault “.
“Congratulations to the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, innovator and employee Mr. Sunday Dare and all of the Employees of the Ministry for growing these stars and enabling Nigeria to take part within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“I’m very joyful to see one of the best of one of the best Nigerian Athletes representing Nigeria on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“58 distinctive athletes and 18 world-class coaches who be a part of about 258 different nations around the globe on the planet’s largest and most spectacular sporting occasion.
“We sit up for an thrilling outing so we will get podium performances.”