Athletics

Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria kits delivered – ministry

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has congratulated Nigerian born UFC champion Israel Adesanya on yet another successful title defence.

The Ministry of Youths and Sports has clarified that about 300 kits have been delivered to Nigerian athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games.

The kits, it said, were issued to almost all the athletes over two weeks ago.

A statement by the ministry said the delivered kits include track suits, house wears, sneakers, face caps, back packs, trolley bags, shorts, and ceremonial wears.

It said: “Team Nigeria athletes have since been donning them in Birmingham as was evident at Thursday night’s opening ceremony and other team functions.

“However, the competition kits for each federation differ. Each federation produces specific competition kits for its athletes.

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“The Ministry is aware that federations have their own arrangements with different manufacturers with different delivery times and expectations which is being monitored very closely.

“We hope this clarification helps to put the matter in perspective so that all distractions to Team Nigeria athletes and officials are avoided.”

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