The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has called on authorities in charge of Nigerian sports to begin preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics now.
Dogara, who took stock of Nigeria’s outing at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, said the country should learn to embark on early preparation ahead of Tokyo 2020 in Japan.
He however, declared that the solitary bronze medal won by Team Nigeria, at the just ended Rio Olympics Games in Brazil was worth a gold medal.
Speaking against the backdrop of happenings in sports and the Nigerian delegation to the games, Dogara noted that the downturn in the economy affected the team but praised the resilience of the Samson Siasia tutored side for braving the odds to come home with a medal.
He congratulated the team for showing true Nigerian spirit and said he will make contacts for possible reward for the team.
Dogara, who has been in the forefront of support for the team also praised Team Nigeria for the scandal free performance even when medal expectations were not met.
“They gave their best but it may not have been good enough, so all we have to do is enjoin sports authorities to start preparing for the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan, instead of crying over spilt milk”.