A former Director of Grassroots Sports in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ademola Are is optimistic that the importance of the positive sides of Team Nigeria at the just concluded Tokyo Olympic Games will manifest in the future.

He also noted that there were many areas the Nigerian team failed to win a medal but made a huge impact which could facilitate medal-winning at future global games and future Olympics.

The Sports Administrator emphasised that it is important for Nigerians to recognize the scale of the Olympic Games before people give harsh judgment on the Nigerian team.

Are said over 200 countries took part in the games and we should realize that some of these countries have invested in their facilities and athletes in multiple folds. They also have an edge technically and exposure.

He also applauded Sports Minister Sunday Dare for his foresight and determination to get Team Nigeria on track for good results.