As the Nigerian team departs for Paris, the Ministry will hand over the delegation to the NOC today

As the Nigerian team departs for Paris, the Ministry will hand over the delegation to the NOC today


The Ministry of Sports Development will today hand over the country’s delegation to the 2024 Paris Olympics to the Nigerian Olympic Committee (NOC) in Abuja ahead of the team’s departure for the Games.

A ministry source told The Guardian yesterday that the Minister of Sports Development, John Eno, accompanied by several senior government officials, would formally hand over to the NOC at the ministry office inside the MKO Abiola Stadium.

She said local athletes and some of the overseas stars still in the country would be present at the ceremony, which would mark the start of the country's move towards Paris to host the Olympics.

“The team will leave Nigeria for Germany on Tuesday (tomorrow) to continue their preparations for the Olympics.”

“Some of our teams, including basketball, are already in camp in Germany and the others will join us from today. However, our women's football team, the Super Falcons, will travel to Paris after a two-week pre-tournament camp in Spain,” she said.

The Guardian has learned that the Super Falcons, who arrived in Spain on Friday, held their first training session in Seville yesterday ahead of a friendly against Canada on July 17. They are due to depart for France on July 18.

The Super Falcons' Olympic journey will begin on July 25 against Brazil at Stade Bordeaux, before facing Spain at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes on July 28 before facing Japan in the final group stage match at the same venue on July 31.

Source: guardian.ng

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