Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited has congratulated Nigeria’s Unified Soccer team for emerging the winner of the 7-Aside Unified Soccer tournament, at the just concluded Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles, USA.
The team, sponsored by
To get to the final, Team Nigeria which was the toast of the tournament beat South Africa 6-0, Burkina Faso 3-1 and the highly rated German team by 1-0.
The team’s firing power was evidently buoyed by a month long pre-games training and practice sessions in Ijebu Ode where, under the auspices of
At the post-match media parley, Team Nigeria Unified Soccer Coach, Stephen Adeyemo dedicated the victory to
Speaking on the victory,
He added, "The Special Olympics Unified Sports which brings together people living with intellectual disabilities and able-bodied persons to play as team mates and as competitors in sports, is helping to bring down stigmatization and promote acceptance and inclusion of persons living with intellectual disabilities”.
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In other sports the Nigerian contingent to the games also recorded impressive performances. Sunday Olowoniyi and Victoria White won gold medals in table-tennis.
Rasaq Muraina and Jeffrey Olu-Imaferami won gold in badminton, Emuwa Chidubem also won the gold medal in the 500 meters time trial.
Sikiru Sadiq threw a distance of 6.72 meters to win silver in the 4kg division shot put event.
Team Nigeria kicked off campaign at the Special Olympics World Games with Tejumoluwa Ogunlela winning silver in division 15 of the 100 metres.
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