Team Nigeria’s quest for medals at the London Olympics stroked off to a sparkling start with Funke Oshonaike beating her Iranian counterpart, Shahsavari Neda 4-3 while Segun Toriola also spanked Canadian Ho Andre 4-1 to progress to the next round of the games.

However, it was not a sweet story for Edem Offiong who suffered a first round humiliation from the Olympics as Egyptian Meshref Dina beat her 4-2.

In boxing Muyideen Akanji crumbled like pack of cards losing 6-15 to Darren O’neill of Ireland in the men’s 75kg category.