Winter Olympics: Nigeria’s bobsled team begins campaign tomorrow

L-R Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga, Seun Adigun, the Nigerian Women Bobsled team, begin their campaign on Saturday

Nigeria’s  bobsled team  of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere will start their campaign in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Feb. 17 with scheduled training heats.

Nigerians can catch a glimpse of the new stars at 4 pm. Nigerian time (10am EST).

The team will participate in six training heats between Feb. 17 and Feb. 19, Quartz Africa reports.

The goal for the team will be to fine-tune their runs and clock impressive times when the official heats begin on Feb. 20 and on Feb. 21 when medal ceremonies planned.

Simi Adeagbo will start competing on Feb. 17 for Nigerians at 2:20 am (Feb. 16 20:20 EST). The former triple-jump athlete will be hoping to do much better though as, so far, in four training runs, she has finished bottom of the pack.

Nigerians can watch both events of the Winter Olympics on DStv Channels 231 to 234 and Kwesé TV Channel 306.