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Nigeria Set For Second Consecutive Winter Olympic Games.



Nigeria will be attending its second winter Olympics in Beijing with an athlete after making its debut in 2018 at the Pyeongyang, South Korea, Winter Olympics. 

For the first time in history, Nigeria will field a cross-country skier named Samuel Ikpefan at the forthcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Ikpefan, born in Annemasse in the French Alps and activated his dual nationality switch in 2016 will be the first Nigerian skier to qualify for the Olympics and the first male athlete to make the Games. 

In similar vein, Dr. Seun Adigun will be contesting into the IOC Athletes’ Commission at the Games.

In 2018, she made history with Nigeria at a historic outing in Pyeongchang, South Korea, during the Winter Olympics Games where she earned the status of Africa’s first summer and winter Olympian. Adigun’s quest for the IOC Athletes’ Commission has received huge support from the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).

While speaking, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr. Habu Gumel said he is highly elated that Nigeria’s flag will once again be hoisted at the winter Olympics having made its debut in Pyeongyang, South Korea.

He congratulated the athlete and advised him to compete genuinely with the aim of finishing on the podium while wishing Seun Adigun success in her election. He also poured encomiums on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Chinese government for holding their own in organising the Winter Olympic Games at this critical period in our life time.

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Ekiti FA Congratulates Flying Eagles’ Tolulope Ojo On WAFU Cup Heroics



By Akeem Busari 

Ekiti State Football Association has congratulated fast rising forward Tolulope Ojo for his historic feats during the just concluded WAFU U20 Championship held in Niger.

The fast paced attacker featured only in the semi final and the final matches of the competition. 

The Flying Eagles defeated Benin 3-1  in the final to emerge winners and qualify for the AFCON U-20 Championship slated to hold later year in Egypt. And with Ekiti State born and Remo Stars’ attacker Tolulope Ojo scoring a brace in the final match. 

Speaking with Nigeria Sports Centre, Ekiti FA Boss Bayo Olanlege, expressed his happiness on feat of the team, just as he was particularly thrilled by the performances of Ojo, who was discovered during one of the schools football tournaments in the state and then exposed to grassroots club football before he went ahead to don colours of Ekiti United, Bendel Insurance and Remo Stars. 

” We congratulate the Flying Eagles for emerging winners of the WAFU U20 Cup. However, it is more gratifying to note that our own ‘son’ Tolulope Ojo was the hero of the final match. We are indeed, proud of him and happy with his achievements so far,” the youthful football administrator remarked. 

“We also believe that the heroics of Ojo is a testament to the determination of the FA to develop grassroots football in the state and build a sustainable and longer lasting football ecosystem,” he stated confidently. 

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