Dare hails Anyanacho, Offiong

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has described Elizabeth Anyanacho as a future star.

Anyanacho lost 12-7 to Turkey’s Nur Tatar in the Round of 16 of the women’s 67kg taekwondo event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday morning.

Dare, who watched the bout, congratulated the 22-year-old despite the defeat.

“You’ve done well against a world champion. Keep your focus. The world will soon rise to salute you in the near future,” Dare told Anyanacho.

He was also on hand to encourage Edem Offiong, who lost 4-1 in the second round women’s table tennis to the USA’s Lily Zhang.

“You exhibited strength and talent. Nigeria thanks you for making the country proud at the Olympics,” Dare to Offiong.

The pair of Godwin Olofua and Anuoluwapo Opeyori also lost their second Group B match in the men’s doubles badminton event against Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen, while Dorcas Adesokan was beaten 2-0 by Spain’s Clara Azurmendi in the opening Group B match of the women’s badminton singles.

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