The Nigerian Badminton team who left Nigeria for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers arrived Egypt in the early hours of today Friday 14, 2020 and are expected to play in the next four hours.
“We arrived Egypt by 2am, got into the hotel by 5am and we are expected to play in the next four hours”. “This is too bad and unfair to the athletes” Orbih reiterated
When asked what time and which countries Nigeria will play in the next four hours, his response conveyed he really needed to relax to get those facts clear, as he simply said:
“We are about starting”. “And quite a number of matches with different countries”.
It will be recalled that Nigeria’s delay to reach Egypt for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier which started on Monday was as a result of delay from the issuance of visas to her team by the Egyptian embassy in Nigeria.
This delay has unfortunately subjected the athletes to playing without having enough time to rest, after traveling on a journey of 5 hours 22 minutes on air from Lagos Nigeria.