Best Odds Center
best odds centre button
Click here!
Live Sport
watch live tv button
Click here!
to watch
Click here!
Live Scores
play watch Live Score button
Click here!

Sports Minister, Enoh upbeat on Nigeria's capacity to host Commonwealth Games

Posted : 27 March 2024

The Minister of Sports Development, Sen. John Owan Enoh, says Nigeria has the capacity to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030, with improvements in its facilities.

The minister stated this in Abuja while addressing journalists on the performance of Team Nigeria at the just-concluded 13th African Games in Ghana.

Enoh decried the fact that no African country has hosted the Commonwealth Games since its inception.

According to him, it remains a black spot on African countries not to have hosted the Games despite being a member since its inception.

"While in Ghana during the 2023 All African Games, I appealed to African countries, particularly Nigeria, to submit bids to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games.

"I saw it as a black spot on Africa for not being able to host the Games since its inception in 1930.

"And of course, we have the facilities to host such a big tournament like the Commonwealth Games.

"All we need to do is to start preparations early, revive some of the facilities, build some, and improve the state of others across the country.

"Though I don’t think I am going to be in office as the Minister of Sports at that time, it’s what we can start now and achieve if there’s continuity after leaving the office," he said.

The minister also commended Team Nigeria’s "gallant" performance at the 13th African Games in Ghana, where Nigeria emerged second behind Egypt.

Nigeria finished the 13th African Games with 47 gold, 33 silver, and 40 bronze medals.

Enoh, however, stressed that preparations for the 14th African Games slated for Egypt in 2027 must start now if Nigeria is to displace the likes of Egypt on the continent.

He assured that all hands will be on deck, working with the high-performance center and other stakeholders to ensure early preparations for Nigeria.


Hot Topics

close button
Please fill captcha :