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#RioOlympics2016: Nigerians Disappointed with Team Nigeria wearing Tracksuits for #OpeningCeremony + Photo of their Supposed Attire



during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 2016 Olympics Games taken place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been filled with disappointments for many Nigerians.

First, it was that athletes were (allegedly) told to source for funds themselves for their trip to Games, then the Dream Team VI (men’s football team) was “stranded” in Atlanta where they were training for days, arriving Brazil less than 6 hours before their first game against Japan.

They brought joy at then end by defeating their Japanese counterparts 5 goals to 4 Thursday night. Click here to watch highlights.

Nigerians have expressed their disappointment on Twitter. Though some people did not like what they were supposed to have worn for the Parade of Nations, they decried the fact that the Nigerian contingent wore tracksuits during their march.

Here are some tweets below:

Some other Twitter users were comfortable with it though:

Reports say the team wore their tracksuits because their supposed attire did not arrive on time.

Here’s a picture of the supposed attire:
Nigeria's Supposed Outfit to Rio 2016

Photo Credit: Getty Images Sports


  1. shady

    August 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    What a shame. I really like the ladies outfit, I would have love to see them in it.

  2. flip23

    August 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    nothing works in this country , this whole Olympics waka has shown a new side to the incompetence, and silliness of this government.

    Now to the official opening ceremony attire, who designed that nonsense…. is this Kingdom dance or costume for a badly made Chinese movie?

  3. Mabel

    August 6, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Even the supposed attire is too extra, and ugly. Ireland wore tracksuit too, and it had me in stitches how typically Irish it was. Nigeria’s just looked regular, not tailored. Loved the American uniforms the most, Ralph Lauren hit it out the ballpark. Next time they can do white pants with green jackets and green and white checkered shirts underneath, or wear traditional style uniforms, agbadas and gele.

  4. mrs chidukane

    August 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Thank God they wore tracksuits! What type of yeye naija movie costume is that? With all the talented designers we have in Nigeria? Rubbish. The tracksuit wins. God bless the person who didn’t bring the outfits on time.

    • Iris

      August 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      And you know someone got a fat and inflated contract to create that mess, right? They’ve probably already spent the money *sigh*

  5. Mama T.

    August 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    The supposed attire gan o gbadun! What happened to the real Nigerian attire. Are the Niger, Benin, Cameroonian, e.t.c not beautiful n their own attire. Nigeria supposed to be leading as we are always leader, but nooo follow follow all the time. Omo ile ko ni sai yi sile lori bed.

    • nene+

      August 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Minister of sport first assignment…….. a major fail.
      You would wonder that it took months to source him!
      Please I need cold water to sip jare

  6. le coco

    August 6, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I am more disappointed at the number of participants representing us.. Nigeria uses to participate on soo man sports.. now jut look.. and half of those guys were I’m the under 23 team.. which means that even fewer sports thn we though.. Ah.. I’m not happy

    • Eegor

      August 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Pls what stopped you from participating hain!! Nigerians and words no action at all biko waka??

    • le coco

      August 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Shut up eegor.. am I an athlete? u are just looking for someone to bully.. WRONG ONE!. The Olympics is a thing of pride.. Nd if u are too young to know tht Nigeria used to flock out in numbers because we participated in multiple sports then STFU..

    • AHausaChickInToronto

      August 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Yea I thought the same as well… Nigerians are not smart enough to know that there is strength in numbers, look at China, look at the USA…. I think we should just give up on our government and should personally add a non-profit work to our current jobs, focus your non-profit to an issue in Nigeria that resonates with you. Who knows maybe we could discover more sporting talents for the future..

    • le coco

      August 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      @hausa chick exactly.. its truly sad… We used to be so proud.. We used to participate in multiple.. I remember when Nigeria comes out during the opening ceremony, I was able to see about 60-100 ppl.. not just soccer, but track, table tennis, beach soccer, badminton, etc etc.. now this whole no money issue is making our talented sportsmen waste away it’s truly a shame. i had hopen that Nigeria cld dinate.. and our billionaires aswell.. t wld have been a way of showing our peopleasure that we are proud of them.. with the way the Nigeria gov has trated these guys they may nt b inclined to do their best but if they knew that the money was comin from the entire nation then they may push harder .. where is okagbare, ese brume, where is Nigerias female soccer team. etc.. and mumu like eegor will be running mouth ..

  7. Naijatalk

    August 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    As if the supposed outfits look any better; looking like imitation Zulu warriors. GoteamNigeria. Thank God you actually made it to the olympics and took part in the parade. I hope their morale isn’t low because it takes divine intervention to represent this country.
    The greater problem is why was Nigeria so unprepared for this? One might even excuse Brazil’s incomplete readiness but Nigeria Ahhn ahn? Na curse? Every freaking time!

  8. Prince

    August 6, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my God, i dont know if i should laugh or cry. Olympics that Brazil have been planning for years. ordinary clothes for our representatives came late to the opening ceremony, what a mess!!!

  9. nnenne

    August 6, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Mismanagement everywhere.!!!

  10. marlvina

    August 6, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    The proposed money for the outfit missed road. Good thing the money for the tracksuit was on the right road, else na green white green head tie u for see them tie their body.

    • le coco

      August 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      abi oo.. It went into somebody’s lavish trip to the Us

  11. concerned9a

    August 6, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Bella what’s with the censorship…you didn’t like the Muslim hajj subsidy angle abi…yeye dey smell…the truth would set you free…for once me and @nene+ are on the same page. ..

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