Rio Olympics: Buhari adresses Nigeria’s national team

5 Aug 2016

Rio Olympics: Buhari adresses Nigeria’s national team


– President Muhammadu Buhari is one of those who is extremely confident of Nigeria’s team at the 2016 Olympic Games

– The president has also expressed happiness about the victory of Nigeria’s U-23 football team, the Dream Team Six, over Japan

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism over Nigeria’s team success during the 2016 Olympic Games opens in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Adressing the members of the Nigerian Olympic contingent today, the president mentioned the victory of Nigeria’s U-23 football team, the Dream Team Six, over their Japanese opponents on Friday, would serve as an inspiration to other athletes.

He said:“On behalf of the government and people of our great country, I wish to express my support to our athletes who have arrived in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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I am particularly delighted by the outcome of the football match early this morning in which our football team defeated their Japanese counterparts. 

The sweetness of the victory comes from the fact that it came against all odds. Our team overcame several challenges to put up a sterling performance. This is a good beginning.”

President Buhari praised the athletes for their resilience, hard work and patriotism during their strenuous training sessions.

I am already aware that you have made personal sacrifices in your journey to the Olympic Games. The motivation comes from strong discipline and the love of the nation.

As you embark on the search for honours for the nation, I seize this opportunity to assure our Olympians that you have my support and those of all Nigerians. Go! Win and return with laurels, I wish you the best,” happy President Buhari concluded.

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News Source: NAIJ, 9jaTales

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