Nigeria to Send 26-man Contingent to CYG 2017

Nigeria to Send 26-man Contingent to CYG 2017


Etim Aniekem and Abolaji Omotayo celebrate their victories in the 100m final at the 2015 CYG in Samoa | Getty Images

Nigeria will send a small contingent of 26 Athletes to the Youth Commonwealth Games set to get underway in Bahamas on July 19.

Bahamas will host the sixth edition of the games where it is expected that 1000 athletes will compete in 9 sports including Athletics, Boxing and Tennis, where Nigeria hopes to dominate.


In a chat with General Secretary of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Tunde Popoola expects a tough contest in the games and maintains that Nigeria must prepare well.


The NOC scribe also hinted that Team Nigeria could camp for a six-week period.


The figure learnt was a delibrate decision and not borne out of any dire circumstance.


Popoola is part of an inspection team led by Minister of Sport Solomon Dalung.

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