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Dogara Seeks Early Preparation For Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020
Posted: Aug 30, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has called on Nigeria Sports authorities to begin immediate preparation for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Dogara, who took stock of Nigeria’s outing at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, said the country should learn to embark on early preparation ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

He said that the solitary bronze medal won by Team Nigeria, at the Rio Olympics was worth a gold medal.

Speaking against the backdrop of happenings in sports and the Nigerian delegation to the Games,  Dogara noted that the downturn in the economy affected  the team but praised the resilience of the Samson Siasia led U-23 team for braving the odds to come home with a medal.

He congratulated the team for showing the true Nigerian spirit and said he would make contacts for possible reward for the team.

Dogara, who has been in the forefront of support for the team, also praised Team Nigeria for the scandal free performance even when medal expectations were not met.

“They gave their best but it may not have been good enough, so all we have to do is enjoin sports authorities to start preparing for the Tokyo Games, instead of crying over spilt milk”.