After the Nigerian paralympians brought joy to our hearts earlier this year by excelling beyond our already high expectations and shattering a bunch of world records, three other Nigerian athletes are set to make history again.
Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga want to put Nigeria on the map by being the first representatives at the Winter Olympic Games come 2018 – in Bobsled.
Very few African countries participate in the Winter Olympics for obvious reasons, but these badass women based in the United States are determined to add Nigeria to that exclusive list of African countries – which include Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Seun Adigun, who refers to the project as her ‘gift to Nigeria’, said:
“The success of this bobsled team will positively affect millions of people all over the world and will represent monumental international advancements in social, athletic, and economic statuses.
Together, we can demonstrate that nothing is impossible with a little faith, support and willingness to persevere.”
The three athletes have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $150,000 (around ₦70 million – aboki rate, of course) and create an awareness around the historical feat they are set to accomplish; and you can help them get started by donating.