First batch of Nigeria Tokyo bound athletes depart for Japan

Written by on July 7, 2021

The first batch of the Team Nigeria contingent for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics yesterday departed Abuja for Japan to represent Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Director, Federation of Elites Athletes Department (FEAD), Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Simeon Ebhojiaye, said this in a statement in Abuja.

He said the team members would departed through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by Ethiopian Airline.

They include the Canoeing team-Ayomide Bello and her coach Ebenezer Ukwunna, Esther Toko and her coach Regina Enofe of the Rowing event alongside Secretary-General Olubunmi Oluode.

He said also in the team is the Special Adviser on Sports to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mary Onyali, as well as the medical crew of Samuel Ogbondeminu, Okoh Joseph, Abdulsalam Shuaibu and Ekundayo Ogunkunle.

An advance team of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development officials had Earlier departed via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The second batch will depart on July 13.

Nigeria will be competing in nine sports at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics scheduled to hold from July 23 to August 8.

Credit: Premium Times

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