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2022 Commonwealth Games: 94 athletes, 21 coaches to represent Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports has declared that 94 athletes and 21 officials will represent Nigeria in nine sports at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

The Director of Federal Elite Athletes Department, Ebhojhaiye, revealed this to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

He told Nigerians to expect great from the athletes.

Ebhojhaiye said: “The Ministry of Sports will present 94 athletes and 21 accompanying technical personnels that have qualified through several qualification competitions overseas to carry the banner of Nigeria to the Games.

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competitions as well as the open camping, which led to international events, have dovetailed into a close camp for team Nigeria in the cities of Abuja, Lagos and Yenogoa, Bayelsa State.

“Athletics, Boxing, Para Athletics and weightlifting will camp in Abuja, while Table Tennis, Para table, Parapowerlifting and Judo will have their closed camping in Lagos.

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“Yenagoa, Bayelsa State will be the camp venue for Wrestling.

camps will run until Nigeria’s staggered departure to the Games in Birmingham, beginning from 22nd July.

“This is done to get their passports and other documents ready ahead of the competition and also fine-tune their preparations.

“They have been in open camping for a very long time.

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“Weightlifting, for instance, have camped weightlifters for the past three months in Kogi State, while in Yenogoa, wrestlers have been in open camp since May.

“The winning bonuses and allowances of the athletes have been approved and at the appropriate time they will get the money without stress.”

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