Team captains and flagbearers for Team Nigeria

Team captains and flagbearers for Team Nigeria

Team Captains have now been appointed for Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games hosted by Birmingham and set to commence later Thursday 28th July.

Appointed to lead the Nigerian Men’s team is Para powerlifter, Nnamdi Innocent. A veteran athlete with multiple African titles and a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics to his name, Innocent will be saddled with the responsibility of looking after the affairs of every member of the Nigerian contingent.

Also appointed alongside Nnamdi innocent is the world’s 2nd ranked wrestler, Blessing Oborududu. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist is a formidable member of the contingent and her wealth of experience as Africa’s sole representative on the United World Wrestling (UWW) Athletes Commission will be important for this role.

With Nigerians fully invested in the proceedings of Team Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games after being awakened by the success of World Record Hurdles Holder, Tobi Amusan at the World Athletics Championships; Team Nigeria will seek to leave no stone unturned to achieve success at the Games.

Also appointed as flagbearers for the Opening Ceremony on Thursday are Track and Field athlete, Nnamdi Prosper and 2020 Tokyo Olympics Gold medalist, Oluwafemiayo Folashade.

Team Nigeria to the Olympic Games will compete in 9 sports (Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Para Athletics, Para Table Tennis, Para Powerlifting, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling) with 94 athletes and 21 coaches.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will commence on the 28th of July 2022 and end on the 8th of August 2022 in Birmingham, England

 

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