Team Nigeria began the second phase of camping in fulfillment of the promise made by the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
The minister promised to facilitate Team Nigeria’s early preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. And the second phase of camping began on Monday in three centers across the country.
According to the Acting Director Of Field and Elites Athletes Dr. Simeon Ebhojiaye, Team NIgeria athletes will be camped for three weeks in Port- Harcout, Abuja and Yenogoa.
14 track and field athletes under the supervision of two camp coaches in Port Harcourt. In Abuja, eight para athletes, 14 para table tennis players and eight weightlifters are in camp, while eight wrestlers are camped in Yenogoa, Bayelsa State under the supervision of two coaches.
The first phase of Team Nigeria camping was conducted at the High Altitude training center, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State with Four athletes in attendance.
The Pankshin camp was used as a prelude to reviving middle and long distance races in the country.