The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has commended the performance of Team Nigeria at the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius.
Despite missing some of her top rated athletes, Nigeria still put up a credible outing at the competition, showing her strength in depth in both track and field events.
Team Nigeria won five gold, three silver and three bronze medals to finish third on the medals table behind Kenya and South Africa.
Sports Minister Dare says the performance of the athletes underlines the positive attitude of Nigerian sports men and women as well as the fighting spirit that makes them succeed against all odds and thrive in the most difficult and unconducive situation.
“Even in the absence of some of our top rated athletes who could not make it to Mauritius, Team Nigeria still fought gallantly and defended our colours brilliantly. We are so proud of them,” the Minister said.