The federal gogvernment says heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, UFC fighter Kamaru Usman and the ladies’s nationwide U20 soccer workforce, the Falconets shouldn’t enable their defeats over the weekend dampen their spirits.
Nigerian/British born Joshua and Usman misplaced World Title bouts in boxing and blended martial arts whereas the Falconets crashed out of the FIFA U20 Girls World Cup on the quarter ultimate stage.
Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement Sunday Dare whereas reacting to the chain of disappointing outings mentioned on Monday that inspite of their losses, they’ll maintain their heads up as a result of they gave their finest and carried out gallantly.
He mentioned, “Nigeria remains to be pleased with them and so they stay nationwide heroes and heroines, believing they’ll bounce again once more, stronger and higher.
“Nigerians ought to rally around the trio and assist quicken the method of their restoration as a result of after they have been on prime, they made Nigeria proud and even right now of their losses and setback, they’re nonetheless nationwide heroes and heroines who should be supported.”
In the meantime, Nigerians took to social media to react to the defeat after the previous champion misplaced his likelihood to regain the titles from Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
African Girls’s Footballer of the 12 months, Asisat Oshoala, sympathised with Joshua’s loss and voiced her continued help for him, writing, “I felt AJ had like 2 events the place he may’ve gone in for a KO however he was too drained. Omo na we wey no too perceive the game Dey analyze go….. Anyway, we’re coming again, NAIJA FOR LIFE STILL.”
Florence Otedola, popularly generally known as DJ Cuppy, added, “So PROUD of Femi! WITH or WITHOUT belts, ALWAYS my CHAMP. Oh and earlier than I neglect, F*CK the HATERS!”
Former BBNaija housemate, Erica Nlwedim, confirmed her help for the two-time heavyweight champion writing, “Anthony Joshua you’re nonetheless a champion.”
Kehinde Oluwayemi reacted to the backlash Joshua obtained from boxing followers within the media and inspired Joshua not to surrender