Sports activities Minister Sunday Dare is optimistic Crew Nigeria might be very aggressive on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games beginning in Birmingham, United Kingdom subsequent week.
The Minister stated Nigerian athletes are match and prepared for the Video games as a result of the previous few months have sharpened and toughened them for the challenges forward.
Talking throughout a farewell dinner organised for Crew Nigeria by the British Excessive Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing at her residence in Abuja on Thursday, Dare assured that Nigeria will excel in Birmingham.
His phrases: “The previous few months have toughened our athletes. As I communicate now, a few of them are in Eugene, Oregon, United States of America for the World Athletics Championships. Prior to now, some had been in Mauritius for the African Senior Athletics Championships.
“By being a part of these competitions, I can say that Crew Nigeria is match and prepared. We’ll compete with willpower and pretty. As a Ministry, we have now tried to supply sources as a lot as we are able to afford for our athletes to be properly ready and we’re certain of nice success.”
In her welcome tackle, the British Excessive Commissioner, Catriona Laing expressed delight on the alternative to host Crew Nigeria to a farewell reception, extending particular appreciation to the Sports activities Minister Sunday Dare and the president of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC) Engineer Habu Gumel for making it occur.
In keeping with her, “I do know the Crew Nigeria athletes will do that nation proud. I do know they’ve labored extraordinarily exhausting, put in so many hours of coaching and competing to characterize Nigeria.
“Don’t forget these sacrifices you may have made, and use that reminiscence, that muscle reminiscence, that power to tug by your most difficult moments. In the long run it’s only you who may give your greatest.”
Describing Birmingham, the venue of the Commonwealth Video games, as a contemporary and bustling metropolis and one of the various cities in addition to being a very multicultural vacation spot, Laing revealed that it has hundreds of members of the Nigerian diaspora residing there so African and Nigerian delicacies could be inside attain, including within the pidgin language that “I do know say una go do properly. Make una carry lots medals come o!”
In his personal remarks, the president of the Nigeria Olympic Committee(NOC) Engineer Habu Gumel charged the Nigerian athletes to be good ambassadors.
He thanked Catriona Laing for internet hosting the crew and expressed confidence within the skill of Birmingham to host the remainder of the Commonwealth efficiently.
Nigeria might be competing in 9 sports activities on the Video games. The sports activities are; Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Desk Tennis, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting and Para Desk.