Nigerian Olympic Kit Arrived Too Late

The Nigerian Olympic athletics team only received their kit on the 13th day of the Games. Most of them had finished competing by the time the outfits arrived.

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Source: BBC

“We are disappointed and embarrassed. We’ve been wearing kits from the World Athletics Championships,” one athlete, requesting anonymity, told the BBC.

The Nigerian men’s football team has its own sponsored kit, however the team has been hit by funding problems and players only arrived hours before their first match. The team plays against Honduras on Sunday for a bronze medal.

Africa’s most populous country has so far collected no medals at Rio, and with only three more days of competition left to go, the pressure is mounting.

Do you think Nigeria can come away with a medal from Rio?