2022 Commonwealth Games Team Nigeria Update

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Team Nigeria Captains, Flagbearers Emerge as Opening Ceremony Holds Thursday

The captains and flagbearers of Team Nigeria for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom have emerged.

The captains are Nnamdi Innocent, one of Nigeria’s leading men powerlifter and Blessing Oborududu, top women wrestler, a silver medalist at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The flagbearers at Thursday’s Opening Ceremony will be Nnamdi Chinecherem Prosper, and the veteran women powerlifter who doubles as the world record holder in her category, Oluwafemiayo Foashade.

Prosper, who is 20 years old and the national record holder in Javelin will be hoping to finish on the podium in Birmingham while the veteran powerlifter Folashade will be seeking another ‘golden’ outing for Nigeria.

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games will hold at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Thursday from 7.15pm.