Team Nigeria will begin first phase of the National open trials in Abuja and Lagos between December 7th and 8th 2017. The Commonwealth Games is scheduled for Gold Coast, Australia next year.
Athletes participating in the following sports; Athletics, Para-Athletics and Weightlifting are converging in Abuja, their counterparts in Boxing, Table Tennis and Para-Table Tennis will also be storming Lagos for the same two days open trials.
According to the Team Nigeria Preparations Programme released by the Director, Federations and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), Tayo Oreweme the second phase of the National Open Trials for Basketball and Para-Power-lifting will hold on Thursday December 14 and Friday 15 in Lagos.
She said dope tests will be carried out on the Athletes during the two day National Open Trials in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt.
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She however urged affected federations to assist in selecting the best for the country without any favouritism.