The Nation (Nigeria)

AFA Sports to kit Team Nigeria

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AFRICA’S first sports apparel brand, AFA (Africa For Africa) Sports, is proud to announce that it is the official apparel provider for the Nigerian delegation to the Olympics.

The national apparels were unveiled yesterday by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as he bid the athletes farewell ahead of their departure today to Tokyo.

The historical deal makes AFA Sports the first indigenous African apparel partner to ever feature at the Olympics.

Announcing the partnershi­p in Lekki, Lagos, Ugo Udezue, the CEO of AFA Sports said: “This is a golden opportunit­y and a golden moment not just for AFA Sports but also the Nigerian contingent. We are very passionate about the opportunit­ytoreprese­ntourcount­ry and the African populace.

“We are proud to be actively participat­ing on a global scale, and are excited to continue rendering active support to the developmen­t of sports, and in particular the Olympic games.

“We are also grateful to the Ministry of Sports for creating an enabling environmen­t for local sports enterprise.”

This partnershi­p is yet another proof of AFA Sports long standing tradition of support which first began with providing apparels for the male and female national basketball teams to the Afrobasket and the World Cup games, then the male and female Volleyball teams, the Parapowerl­ifting federation, the first ever African Knockout involving mixed martial arts and down to local athletes.

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