Nigeria Rugby Team To Camp In UK For 2024 Olympic Qualifiers
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By Tolulope Oguntimehin
Nigeria Rugby Football Federation will camp the senior men national team fondly called Black Stallions in the United Kingdom for the 2024 OlympicGames qualifiers.
The Black Stallions are to participate in Rugby Afrique Olympic qualifiers slated for Mauritius on June 24 and 25, 2023.
Speaking ahead of the preparation, the President NRFF, Dr Ademola Are said the first phase of camping has kicked off
“We have started the first phase of camping for players based in the UK and some other parts of Europe. We hope to use that to select some good players that will later join the home lads for next phase of camping before the final team will be selected,” he said
Mr Are who was recently appointed as a member of Africa Rugby Audit and Risk Committee, said that the federation’s target is the ticket for the Paris 2024 Games.
“Our target is to qualify for the Olympics and if we can have the bulk of our players playing outside the shores of this country turning up for the camp, then we stand a good chance of picking the ticket,”
Nigeria is placed in Pool A with Ghana, Burundi and DR Congo.
Other countries participating in the qualifiers are Mauritius, Cote D’ Ivoire, Botswana, Cameroon, Algeria, Lesotho, Senegal and Egypt.
Paris, France capital, will host the 33rd Olympic Games from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, August 11, 2024