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President Express Confidence in Olympic Team

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism over Nigeria’s team success during the 2016 Olympic Games opens in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Adressing the members of the Nigerian Olympic contingent Friday, the president mentioned the victory of Nigeria’s U-23 football team, the Dream Team Six, over their Japanese opponents on Friday, would serve as an inspiration to other athletes.

“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 football 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.”

President Buhari praised the athletes for their resilience, hard work and patriotism during their strenuous trainings.

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