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Nigeria Flag Hoisted in Morocco for the 12th African Games

 It was indeed  a joyfully colourful ceremony during the hoisting today at the Univeristie International in Rabat, the Games Village of the 12th African Games in Morocco.

The Mayor of the Games Village, Mr Youssef  Oliewzar  who is also the General Manager of the Village while conducting the ceremony after the singing of the Nigerian National anthem, assured the Nigerian Contingent that the welfare, comfort, protection of all athletes.

Coaches and official is their first priority and that all necessary needs are already in place to that effect.

Responding the NOC President,Engr.Habu  Gumel thanked the Mayor, while also reminding the athletes of being focused, playing clean to win clean medals which he said is the sole desire of His Excellency President Buhari, and that first portion this time around from their 2nd position in Congo Brazzaville is not negotiable.

‎He further affirmed that Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco has had long standing relationships that has remained firmly peaceful and cordial over the years. He admonished athletes to be disciplined, focused and obey all rules within the field of play and out of the field of play. 

The colourful event had in attendance the Nigerian Deputy Ambassador to  Morocco, Amb. Yahaya Danjuma Faruk representing Amb.Baba Garuba, the Acting Perm. Sec, Mrs Hauwa Kulu Akinyemi was also present with other Directors of the Ministry. 

A good number of athletes, couches, and the Captain of Team Nigeria  SegunToriola were all present during the welcome ceremony

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