As the days to the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia draw near, the Nigerian Ministry of Youth and Sports has rolled out a timeline for the 10 participating national sports federations that will present athletes to the event.
Nigeria will be taking part in athletics, wrestling, basketball, gymnastics, boxing, table tennis, weightlifting, para powerlifting, para table tennis and para athletics.
According to the General Team Manager Tayo Oreweme, an advance party and the ministry’s secretariat will leave on Sunday for the Delegates’ Registration Meeting which holds four days later on March 22.
In a press release issued by the Ministry of Sports, the 10 sports federations competing at the Games will round off their pre-games training and proceed to Brisbane on Thursday next week.
However, the 25 Nigeria-based members of the athletics contingent as well as their five coaches are expected to arrive Gold Coast on March 25. They will be followed by the wrestlers who will hit the Games Village on April 2.
The Games Village officially opens on March 25 while team officials will be allowed to check their athletes’ rooms five days earlier.