Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has congratulated Team Nigeria for their impressive performance at the just concluded 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco.
The Nigerian contingent finished in second position with a total number of 127 medals at the Games – 26 Gold, 33 Silver and 48 bronze.
“Rabat 2019- All Africa Games- winds down tonight. Congratulations to Team Nigeria for an excellent and inspiring outing. Total Medals for Nigeria : Gold 46. Silver 33. Bronze 48. A medal haul of 127. Placing Nigeria second after Egypt,” Dare tweeted on his Twitter handle.
Egypt top the log, raking in 273 medals -102 Gold, 98 Silver and 73 bronze medals.
Team South Africa came third behind Nigeria with 36 Gold, 26 Silver and 25 Bronze medals.
Algeria occupy fifth position amassing 33 Gold, 32 Silver and 60 Bronze medals.
Hosts nation Morocco, finished in fifth position with 31 Gold, 32 Silver and 46 Bronze medals.
Meanwhile Ghana has been granted the hosting rights for the 2023 All Africa Games, with Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast expected to stage the Games.
Team Ghana finished in the 15th position at the 12th All Africa Games with two gold, two silver and nine bronze medals.