Sunday Dare, the Youth and sports Development Minister, has asked Nigerians to pray for the athletes of the Country to succeed in carrying the medals on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games happening in Japan.
The Nigerian Team, consisting of fifty eight Athletes might be competing in ten sports events on the beginning of the rescheduled games from today being the 21st of July to the eight August 2021.
Remember that, at the final Olympic Games in Rio 2016, Nigeria Team secured only 1 Bronze Medal during the men’s football to claim the first podium of the Country since 2008. The Nigerian Team loosed the Semifinals to the Germans, the score was 2-0, but they later united to win Honduras with a score of 3-2 in the bronze playoff.
Talking at the short ceremony hosted by Airline of Ethiopia to send the Minister and others forth to the International Airport situated in Abuja yesterday. The Minister commended the efforts of the Airline Company and others who helped the sports sector and asked all the Nigerian Citizens to put the Team in prayers so that they’ll win, while wishing them the best.
He stated, “We thank the Ethiopian Airlines for a success in moving the team to a greater height and i strongly believe that we shall have a reason to merry when we come back with medals. So my speech is that i wish the Nigeria team the best. Above all, we really require the prayer of Nigerians so that do this competition neatly, win medals and put smile on the face of the Nation”.