Nigeria want to field bobsled team as they look for spot at Winter Olympic Games

Nigeria are hoping to have representatives at the Winter Olympics for the very first time in 2018.

Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, who are based in the United States, are looking to compete for Nigeria in the bobsledding event at the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

But they might be hindered by a lack of funding. The trio need to raise funds for training, acquiring the high-tech gear required for the event and transportation.

And they have set up a GoFundMe page looking to raise $150,000 (£118,000) to pay for their expenses ahead of the Games.

Adigun is hopeful that Nigeria can find their way to South Korea, capture a gold medal and then popularise bobsledding across Africa.

‘Together, we can demonstrate that nothing is impossible with a little faith, support, and willingness to persevere,’ she said.

In a video celebrating their potential presence at the event in 2018, all three women danced to Drake’s All Me, singing along as they did.

They wore official Nigeria training gear while behind the scenes at their first photo shoot as a team.

Nigeria would join a select list of African nations if they competed at a Winter Olympic Games.

Only eight countries from Africa – including Cameroon, Ghana and Zimbabwe – have been represented at the event.

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