…As Group Departs Abuja For Japan
The Ethiopian Airlines Manager in Abuja, Senait Ataklet has joined other dignitaries in Abuja to wish the Nigerian Team leaving for Japan best of luck.
Senait along with the Chairperson of the Nigerian Olympic Committee Engr. Ahmed Gumel and the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria saw the Team off at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport(NAIA), Abuja,
The second batch of Nigerian Athletes departed on July 13 for Japan aboard Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines is the airline of choice for Team Nigeria for the Tokyo Olympics and it is the only African airline that flies to Japan straight from Africa.
The Nigerian Team will be competing in many sports.
The Nigerian Minister of Sports Sunday Dare was quoted as saying “as of today, Nigeria has qualified 61 athletes across nine sports for the Olympics and 22 athletes in four sports for the Paralympic Games, which are: Athletics-22, Badminton-3, Basketball-24, Canoe sprint-1 and Gymnastic-1.
Others sports that Nigeria will participate in are : Rowing-1, Taekwondo-1, TableTennis-1, Wrestling-1 which sums up to 61.
For Paralympic Games we have: Para Athletics-5, Para Powerlifting-10, power rowing-1 and Para Table Tennis-6 summing up to 22.
“We are proud to fly Team Nigeria to Japan and we will be highly excited to help them bring the medals home after the games,”Ataklet told the Team Leader.