Respected sports administrator and former Honourable member of the Bayelsa state house of assembly, Honourable Daniel Igali has told Nigerians to give supports to athletes representing the nation at the on going Tokyo Olympics.
The former Olympic gold medallist opined that, with the right support, Nigeria has the opportunity to win couple of medals in Tokyo.
“Please let’s everyone calm down, the Olympics just started and I think we can still expect a podium finish”.
Speaking philosophically, the Bayelsa born former president of the Nigeria wrestling federation charged stakeholders to rally round the team with their support and prayers.
“Most of us stakeholders should encourage, rather than discourage at this time” Honourable Igali stated.
Speaking further, the Commisioner, youth and sports development, Beylsa state said, the aim of sending athletes to the Games oftentimes is to ensure that they fulfil their Olympic dreams.
“I am not implying that we should be going to the Olympics merely to participate, however I believe we can’t win medals if we don’t participate and compete”.
The caretaker boss of the Nigeria wrestling federation is hoping that the wrestling team will make the nation proud at the games.