Team Nigeria departs for commonwealth games March 18

Nigeria’s contingent to the XXI commonwealth games in Gold Coast, Australia would depart on March 18.

Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, special assistant on media to minister of youths and sports said an advance team consisting of ministry officials would leave on March 18 to attend the delegates’ registration meeting set for March 22.

Federations competing at the games will round off their pre-games training at the end of March and proceed to Brisbane on March 23.

Athletics will depart on March 25, with 25 home-based athletes and five coaches while the Wrestling team will arrive the Games Village on April 2, she said.

The games village would officially open on March 25 while team officials would be allowed to check their athletes’ rooms five days earlier before the event.

Nigeria would be taking part in Athletics, Wrestling, Basketball, Gymnastics, Boxing, Table tennis, Weightlifting, Para Powerlifting, Para Table Tennis and Para Athletics.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will hold from April 4 to April 15.

Source: Voice of Nigeria