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African Games; FG Charges Nigerian Athletes ‘Go For Gold’

The Nigerian government has charged Team Nigeria to go for gold at the African games that kicks off on the 19th of August 2019.

The secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha stated this at the official handing over of Nigerian contingent to Nigeria Olympic committee in Abuja before the team departs for morocco.


He said’ we want
you to compete and compete well but while you are at you must remember that you
must compete clean because this country would not want its name to be tainted’

‘Therefore I charge you to go for gold’

Meanwhile the permanent secretary federal ministry of youth and sports ,olusade adesola said  every effort has been made to ensure that the
athletes are properly taken care of while he hopes their hardwork will be rewarded
with medals at the event.

Nigeria will be competing in for honours in 23 events at the
2019 All Africa Games holding in Rabat, Morocco, on August 19 to 31.

At the 2015 edition in Congo
Brazzaville, Nigeria featured in 21 events to finish in top five of the
multi-sports fiesta.


But this year, the country will compete in more events to claim more medals and
remain among the top rated nations in Morocco.

Nigeria is expected to compete in
athletics, football, table tennis, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting, badminton,
judo, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe-kayak, chess, cycling, gymnastics, golf,
handball, karate, rowing, shooting, swimming, basketball, handball and

In 2015, 573 athletes represented Nigeria in 21 sports and
the country finished second with 47gold, 55silver and 42 bronze medals behind
Egypt which has 85gold, 64silver and 65bronze medals. 15000 athletes from 54
countries competed in 22 events in Brazzaville.

The 12th edition of the African Games will take place from
August 19 to 31 in Rabat, Morocco and this will be the first time that the
African Games will be hosted by Morocco.

Four zones – Rabat, Casablanca, El
Jadida and Khemisset will host the events during the games while the
opening and closing ceremonies will hold at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
in Rabat.

The Rabat zone will host athletics,
volleyball, basketball, football, weightlifting, boxing, gymnastics, triathlon,
table tennis, shooting, equestrian, archery, fencing and tennis. The Casablanca
zone will host swimming, handball, karate, taekwondo and badminton. The El
Jadida zone will host wrestling while the Khemisset zone will host rowing and


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