The first batch of 70 athletes and coaches left Abuja at the weekend for the Gold Coast as the XXI Commonwealth Games village opened on Sunday.
46 athletes in athletics, para-athletics, table tennis, para-table tennis, basketball, gymnastics, para powerlifting, weightlifting, boxing and 17 coaches, loaders and helpers as well as 7 medical personnel made the trip at the weekend.
According to the Sports Ministry, each athlete received ₦15,000 per day for 21 days being the period of the last phase of camping.
They were also given specific competition kit and equipment.
The second batch of 9 athletes and 4 coaches will leave this week as soon as their visas are issued while the wrestling team comprising 12 wrestlers and 4 coaches will depart on April 2, 2018.
The XXI Commonwealth Games starts from April 4th -15th 2018 in Gold Coast Australia with 71 Commonwealth teams taking part in the Games.
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