14th May, 2012
President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Solomon Ogba, has said that the city of London will be another home for members of Team Nigeria during the 2012 Olympics billed to hold later in the year.
The AFN boss said the Olympic-bound athletes have no reason to exercise any fear about the venue of the games, adding that London is conducive for the hosting of sporting events like the Olympics.
“Members of Team Nigeria should not express any fear with regards to the venue of the coming Olympics.
“There is no doubt that Nigeria’s representatives will surely feel at home while in London for the games,” said Ogba.
The former Commissioner of Sports in Delta State expressed confidence in Team Nigeria to do the country proud at the games.
He opined that Nigeria has sports men and women who can rub shoulders with athletes from other countries in the world when they clash at the games and return to the country with laurels.
“Team Nigeria will give a good account of themselves in London considering the caliber of athletes that will represent the country at the games. We have been able to gather together a good team who are able to do the country proud,” concluded Ogba.