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Commonwealth Games: Sports Minister Congratulates Team Nigeria


Youth and Sports Development Minister, Mr Sunday Dare has congratulated Team Nigeria athletes and officials on their record-breaking performance at the Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

reports Team Nigeria won a total of 35 medals made up of a record 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze medals to rank seventh on the medals table and also Africa’s best ranked Nation at the Games.

The Minister who applauded the performance of the Nigerian team particularly the females, described as “Phenomenal” adding the performance is a signpost of better days for Nigerian sports.

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Noting that “our athletes have once again demonstrated the true Nigerian spirit.”

Mr. Sunday Dare stated this in his congratulatory message to Team Nigeria and also dedicated the team’s success to President Muhammadu Buhari, who approved various reforms and created the enabling environment for sports to thrive in Nigeria.

“Our success in Birmingham is an indication Nigerian sports is on the rise again inspite of the global economic downturn”

“Our youth have shown the resilience are known for and we, as a Sports Ministry will ensure we continue with the reforms we started in 2019 and which have resulted in the geometrical growth of the sector” the Minister concluded.

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Many records were set as old records were broken by Nigerian athletes. Jinxes of over 4 decades of no medals in some sports were also broken.

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