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RIO 2016: DISGRACE AS LACK OF TRADITIONAL ATTIRES FORCES BUHARI TEAM MARCH IN TRACKSUITS Featured Sports 

RIO 2016: DISGRACE AS LACK OF TRADITIONAL ATTIRES FORCES BUHARI TEAM MARCH IN TRACKSUITS

It was another show of shame for Team Nigeria on Friday in Rio after the late arrival of the U-23 football team on Thursday as the country’s contingent, led by table tennis star Funke Oshonaike, filed out for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday dressed in tracksuits.

The opening ceremony of the Olympics is usually used by participating teams to display their country’s traditional wears and culture before over one billion viewers globally but Team Nigeria marched with tracksuits in Rio after the official kits earmarked for the outing did not arrive in Rio on time, according to reports.

Alexander Wolff, a sports writer covering the Games tweeted, “Nigeria, marching in sweats because official outfits didn’t make it to Rio. Can we agree that they’re a country to pull for these two weeks?”

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