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Nigerian athletes will fight for every medal – Nesiama

By Tony Ubani reporting form London
Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical committee chairman, Omatseye Nesiama disclosed that Nigerian athletes are in top conditions to contest for every medal as the athletics events begin on Friday.

He noted that from the look of things, the competition in athletics will be fierce, but the  athletes are well motivated to do Nigeria proud since the nation is depending on athletics to fetch medals as other sports, in which Nigeria is represented so far, have  been showing little promise.

“Our athletes are raring to go and we as the AFN here in London, we have perfected our technical strategies to make Nigerians proud.  “The spirit in camp is high. Its a winning spirit and we are doing everything to maintain it at that tempo,” Navy Captain Nesiama stated.

He added that everything has been put in place to “protect the performance” of the athletes.

“We have prepared in every aspect to protect our athletes’ performances including that of lodging protests if we notice any unfair judgments.

I have tagged this London Olympics as that of ‘Positive Upsets’ and I believe that with the shape our athletes are in now, Nigeria should be ready to celebrate as we will create positive upsets by the Grace of God.”


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