Team Nigeria arrived Abuja to a rousing welcome on Sunday after finishing second overall at the just concluded 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco, Punch reports.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, and other officials were on hand at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to welcome the athletes and officials.
The Technical Director of the AFN, Sunday Adeleye, said, “The performance was brilliant. Though we didn’t meet our target, the performance was outstanding. Out of the sports that Nigeria travelled with, athletics team came with the highest medals.”
Egypt emerged tops on the medals table with 99 gold, 96 silver and 69 bronze medals, while Nigeria won a total of 147 medals comprising of 46 gold, 33 silver, and 48 bronze.
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