Rio Olympics: Buhari sends motivational message to Team Nigeria

Rio Olympics: Buhari sends motivational message to Team Nigeria
August 05 19:18 2016

By Abdulrahman Abdulraheem

Basking in the euphoria of Dream Team’s victory against the Japanese side early Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent words of encouragement to the entire Nigerian contingent to the Rio Olympic Games.

According to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed optimism that the country’s team will put up an impressive showing  at the Games.

President Buhari expressed hope that the victory against Japan will serve as  an inspiration to the entire contingent to do their best to make the country proud.

“On behalf of the government and people of our great country, I wish to express my support to our athletes who have arrived in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. I am particularly delighted by the outcome of the football match early this morning in which our team defeated their Japanese counterparts.

“The sweetness of the victory comes from the fact that it came against all odds.  Our team overcame several challenges to put up a sterling performance. This is a good beginning,” the President said.

President Buhari also praised the resilience, hardwork and patriotism that the athletes have put into their preparations.

“I am already aware that you have made personal sacrifices in your journey to the Olympic Games. The motivation comes from strong discipline and the love of the nation.”

“As you embark on the search for honours for the nation, I seize this opportunity to assure our Olympians that you have my support and those of all Nigerians.

“Go! Win and return with laurels, I wish you the best,” he added.