- Advertisement -

Team Nigeria is told by Sports Minister Enoh that there is no room for excuses in Paris 2024

Posted by

Senator John Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, declared that as the country gets closer to the beginning of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, Team Nigeria is ready for triumph and has no reason to lose.

- Advertisement -

He emphasized that the responsibility now rests with the contingent to reciprocate the president’s kindness and bring honor to the country, with the full support of the government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who authorized 100% of the Olympic budget.

Enoh had great hopes and faith in the athletes’ talents during his speech at the athletes’ formal handover ceremony to the Nigerian Olympic and Paralympic Committees in Abuja.

Enoh said, “We have no justification for failing.”

- Advertisement -

“Now that the President has given his approval for the entire budget, it is our responsibility to repay his kindness by shining a light on the country.” There are great hopes, and I believe our athletes can achieve them.

At the 2024 Olympic Games, 87 competitors from Nigeria will compete in 12 different sports.

The athletes are divided up as follows:

35 competitors in athletics

- Advertisement -

Football for women: eighteen players

In women’s basketball, twelve players

Six participants competed in wrestling.

Four sportsmen playing table tennis

- Advertisement -

Three athletes in boxing

Canoeing: two sportsmen

Two sportsmen pulling weights

Two athletes in the water

Cycling: one participant

Nigeria will also compete in four sports at the Paralympic Games. The nation has a long history of success at the Paralympic Games; to far, it has won 80 medals total—40 gold, 19 silver, and 21 bronze.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *