Team Nigeria has landed at the Brisbane Airport International terminal, Brisbane Australia, in the early hours of Tuesday morning ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games to hold in the Gold Coast, one of Australia’s’ biggest cities, from April 4th-15th, 2018.
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barr. Solomon Dalung and Hon Yakubu Gowon led the Nigerian contingent which travelled by Emirates Airline left the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos respectively at about 6:05pm Monday.
Athletes were welcomed with a ceremony at the Games Village and were entertained by cultural dances and live music.
Over ninety athletes are representing Nigeria while forty-five officials which includes team doctors, coaches, directors and the Minister of Youths and Sports.
Team Nigeria will be participating in ten different sporting activities namely: Athletics, Basketball, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Boxing, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Para table tennis, Para Athletics, Para Power lifting.