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Ministry to open Commonwealth Games camp July 9

By Christian Okpara
23 June 2022   |   2:37 am
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, yesterday, disclosed that the country’s team to the forthcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will begin camping on July 9.

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, yesterday, disclosed that the country’s team to the forthcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will begin camping on July 9.

Nigeria will begin its national trials in Benin City, tomorrow, to select athletes for the Commonwealth Games and the 2022 World Championships billed to hold in Oregon, United States.

According to the ministry, athletes for the Commonwealth Games will be camped in Lagos, Abuja and Yenogoa.

The ministry said in a statement: “Pursuant to its countdown on the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG), the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has concluded arrangements for the closed camping of athletes in the following federations: athletics, boxing, judo, para-athletics, para powerlifting, para table tennis, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling beginning from July 9, 2022, till the commencement of the Games.”

The statement signed by the ministry’s Director, Press and Public Relations, Mohammed Manga, added, “effective July 9, 2022, the Federations closed and open camps will dovetail into the Ministry’s preparations” for the games.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will hold from July 28 and end on August 8.