The Nigerian military has done everything possible to help support and reintegrate its injured soldiers into civilian life through sport.

As part of the moves, the soldiers played a friendly game of sitting volleyball with West African champions Team FCT at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

According to Invictus Nigeria team leader Ojey Bobby, the game showcases the power of sports in recovery, through which soldiers will have a broader understanding of what their veterans have been through and why they need to recover and adapt to it. a new lifestyle. .

“Invictus Game is a foundation that cares for wounded soldiers around the world. Nigeria became the first African country to join in October last year. We need to thank the Chief of Defense Staff who gave him his go-ahead for these men to use sports for recovery.

“We are the 25th country in the country. We look forward to participating in the Games in Germany and it will be great for our wounded soldiers,” he said.

Speaking along the same lines, Invictus Nigeria manager Cheris Agoawuike praised the team for the performance despite being newly formed.

“It was a performance because they are few days old and they played against a West African champion. Sport is a tool for rehabilitation, integration and reabsorption in society. With sports, they are accepted in society, ”he said.

The Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is an international multi-sport event first held in 2014, for wounded, injured and sick men and women, both servicemen and veterans.