The Nigerian Minister for Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has revealed to Nigerians that ‘Team Nigeria’ is currently participating in the 2029 Tokyo Olympic games to win medals. ayokinews.com reports
The Honourable Minister made this known while speaking at an event organized by the Ethiopian Airlines at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday.
Dare said, “We are grateful to the Federal Government, Corporate Nigeria and all those who supported Team Nigeria by adopting our athletes. I want Nigerians to wish Team Nigeria the very best as we compete with the very best in the world at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; 205 countries with over 11,000 athletes from around the world validates the Olympics as the biggest sporting event in the world.
“The fact that we have a team of 58 athletes that qualified to participate, some of whom are the very best in their events, shows that this country is going to Tokyo not just to show up but to compete clean and win medals.
Adding to his statement, Dare said, “We thank Ethiopian Airlines for successfully airlifting our team and hope that we shall have cause to celebrate when we return with medals. So, my message is: best wishes Team Nigeria, above all we need the prayers of Nigerians so that the athletes compete excellently, clean, win medals and bring glory to our nation.”