Ahead of this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Team Nigeria will move into a close camp on Saturday, July 9, Mīnister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare has disclosed, Completesports.com reports.
According to the Sports Minister, Team Nigeria camp will open in Abuja, Lagos and Yenagoa while the overseas-based athletes will open another camp in the United States of America, from where they will move to Birmingham for the Games
“We have a template for the Games which ended with the national trials in Benin City last week. Other sports we are participating in have also done their respective trials and we have registered those who will travel,” Dare started.
“The next stage of our preparation is to go into a closed camp in Nigeria and America for our athletes in diaspora. We are going to participate in nine sporting events. We are going with a small group of athletes we believe will deliver.
“Hopefully,, we shall do well at this Commonwealth Games, may be we post the best ever outing in the history of the games. As usual, we shall motivate the athletes and their officials to achieve our target.”
Nigeria will take part in nine sports at the 2022 Commonwealth Games that includes Athletics, table tennis, boxing, judo, wrestling, weightlifting and para events expected to hold from July 28 to August 8.
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