2018 Commonwealth Games: Dalung speaks on Nigeria’s poor start


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has spoken on Nigeria’s poor start at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Minister, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Nneka Ikem-Anibeze, maintained that the early setbacks will not stop the Nigerian contingent from doing well.

He said: “The Games have just started and our team has prepared very well. Although the early start has not been quite impressive as we expected, that does not suggest that that’s what we are expecting.

“We are quite hopeful that we will surpass our records in this Games.

“We should not be discouraged by the poor start. The team is in high spirit and the officials are dutifully working round the clock. Our aim is to make the country proud.”

DAILY POST reports that Nigeria’s D’Tigers will continue their quest for a Commonwealth Games classification when they take on Canada at the weekend in the men’s preliminary Round Pool A.

The team yesterday lost 65-110 to New Zealand.

A breakdown showed they lost 15-24, 20-26, 8-31 and 22-29 in all quarters.

Earlier, in the Women’s Weightlifting 53kg, Nigeria’s Fatima Yakubu failed to finish her rounds.

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