The new Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has welcome to Nigeria, Team Nigeria who finished second overall at the just-concluded 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
Members of the team arrived yesterday, night of September 1st, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja in a chartered flight.
The minister commended the contingent for representing the country well and promised them better welfare and preparations for future international competitions.
Team Nigeria capped a memorable outing in Morocco with a second place finish, behind defending champions Egypt. Egypt emerged tops on the medals table with 99 gold, 96 silver and 69 bronze medals, while Nigeria won a total of 121 medals.
South Africa, Algeria and hosts, Morocco completed the top five respectively, after 15 days of sport activities in the North African country.
The 12th African Games took place from August 19 to August 31.
Ghana is scheduled to host the next edition in 2023.