23rd July, 2012
The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC Monday afternoon named one of the country’s medal hopefuls to the London 2012 Olympic Games, Chika Chukwumerije as Team Nigeria Captain.
This was disclosed by the NOC Public Relations Officer, PRO, Tony Ubani. He said the Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medalist will be assisted by Nigeria’s latest sensation on the tracks, Blessing Okagbare.
Ubani hinted that the two athletes were chosen because of their leadership qualities and consistency over time, which will lift the spirits of Team Nigeria at the London Games, which starts on Friday.
It was also gathered that Mariam Usman, the African and Commonwealth weightlifting record holder, will fly the nation’s flag during the match past on Friday.