The Nigerian contingent (Team Nigeria) to the Bejing Olympic Games is leaving for the olympics without any hope of coming back with a medal.
In the past Nigeria has not really had bright chances of medals even in 1996 which turned out to be the country's best ever outing in history. However, in those other years, the country tries as much as possible to fill her slot especially in those areas she has comperative advantage like men and women 100 meters, 4*400 meters relay, 4*100 meters relay, lung jump, weight lifting, boxing and football etc. Nigeria will be taking part in just about 9 sporting events.
This time the country is leaving with just 3 weight lifters and a miserable number of boxers (which i have not ascertained as at now).
Even in the track events we failed to fill our slots. I am most especially upset that we fail to fill our slot in the track events and in all these the reasons we have been given is lack of funds.
Lack of fund? In this country where we are being told how billions of naira were being stolen?
I don't want to believe this. I pray God will rescue this country.