Birmingham2022: Nigerian officials Let Team Nigeria Down Over Kits

The nightmare of Nigerian teams not having the appropriate kits has again resurfaced as Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022, kicks off in the United Kingdom.

There are reports that, it was a small sportswear manufacturer, MG Sportswear that came to Nigeria’s rescue just before the march past of the opening ceremony.

Team Nigeria at the opening ceremony of Birmingham 2022

Similar incident happened at Tokyo when members of the Nigerian contingent arrived even in the attires of some clubs and other sporting clubs.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, athletes have to borrow attires from one another for podium appearances to collect medals.

In Birmingham, MG Sportswear in Kidderminster was approached to make hundreds of items on Tuesday after the team claimed they were let down by their suppliers.

Manager Gino Ruffinato said his 14 staff had been working around the clock to get the garments finished.

Nigeria sent a 93-strong team to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, which opened on Thursday night.

The sporting events are already under way and will continue over the next 11 days.

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