Cycling Federation Aims To Make Nigeria Proud At Olympics

The Secretary General of the Nigeria Cycling Federation (CFN), Bernard Ezenma, said the federation will make the nation proud by winning  a gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Bernard made the promise in an interview in Abuja. He said that the Federation has been working tediously to make sure its meet up with podium standard at the end of the games.

The only cyclist that qualified to represent the Federation at the upcoming  Olympic Games, Ese Ukpeseraye, will feature in the road race cycling. Ezenma said the athlete is currently undergoing training in Spain with CANYON/SRAM Generation. CANYON/SERAM Generation is the development team for the World Tour Team.

Nigerian cyclist, Ese Ukpeseraye.

“She is the first Nigerian to have signed to the organisation. We have made arrangements on how she can be trained there,” Ezenma said.

“All necessary and adequate support have  been given to the cyclist, we are here in Nigeria and at the same time supervising her overseas We are checkmating what she is doing and with the standard she has just attained, we are sure of gold at the  coming Olympics.”

The Secretary General said that Ukpeseraye will be able to achieve her goal at the Olympics with the training she has received so  far. Ezenma urged her to continue to remain disciplined, dedicated and determined in the course of the competition.

He said that the federation’s goal is to reach the greatest possible success by coming home with a gold medal and placing first in Paris. Ezenma added that there was no competition that the Federation went without leaving a landmark.

“The athletes came back from Tour du Togo for the male cyclists and Tour du Ghana for the female cyclists and they won medals including gold,” Ezenma said.

“The cyclists performed exceptionally well and that has promoted the development of cycling in the country. We will continue to maintain that standard.”

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games is scheduled for July 26th – 11th August  across 16 cities in France.

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