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AAG: NSA Charges Team Nigeria To Go For Glory

Posted: Jul 23, 2015 at 12:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

As the 2015 All African Games (AAG) approaches with participating countries intensifying preparations, organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award (NSA) have urged the Nigerian contingent to the Games to go for glory by winning all available medals.

The 2015 AAG will mark the Games’ 11th edition, having being held every four years, and its 50th anniversary as well as a return to Brazzaville, which hosted the first edition in July, 1965. This year’s event is scheduled to hold between September 4 and 19, 2015, in Brazzaville, Congo.

According to the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives, Kayode Idowu, promoters of the NSA, the Nigerian athletes must give their all and stay focused in order to outshine all comers and improve on previous performances at the Games.

Idowu said such performance would compensate Nigerian sports fans over the lackluster performance of the Flying Eagles and Super Falcons in recent tournaments.

‘’Nigerians are expecting so much from the Team Nigeria at the forthcoming All African Games; they want to see the team winning all available medals and dominating the different sports that they will be partaking in, to bring smiles to their faces,’’ he said.

He said that though the Nigerian U-23 football team, the Dream Team, under Coach Samson Siasia, is drawn in the group of death for the Games with Ghana, Egypt and Senegal, the team must do everything possible to emerge from the group.

Idowu also charged the National Sports Commission (NSC) to ensure that the country presents its best legs for the Games, enjoining that the commission give its support to the contingents.

Team Nigeria will compete in 21 of the 32 sports, covering track and field events, football, basketball and lawn tennis, among others. The country has participated in 10 editions of the games, winning a total of 934 medals, comprising of 334 gold, 305 silver and 295 bronze. Nigeria also emerged winner in 2008 when it hosted the games.