Enoh Meets Sports Federations Heads Ahead African Games

Enoh Meets Sports Federations Heads Ahead African Games

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, addressed critical issues pertaining to the nation’s preparation and participation in the upcoming 2024 African Games,at a meeting with heads of sports federations in Abuja.
Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2024 African Games will open camp on February 15th, in five states across the Federation, as preparation hits second gear for the Games, which will take place in Accra, Ghana from March 8th – 23rd, 2023.

Senator Enoh, during the meeting, urged federation presidents to strive for a superior performance compared to the previous African Games held in Morocco.
“I urge you all to give your utmost effort and guide your federations towards achieving exceptional results in Ghana,” the Sports Minister said.
“We bear the responsibility of upholding our nation’s flag and bringing pride to our people.”
Nigeria’s participation will span across 25 sports, with eight serving as Olympic qualifiers including athletics, badminton, cycling, swimming, table tennis, triathlon and wrestling.
Additionally, the country will compete in 15 non-Olympic qualifying sports such as arm wrestling, basketball (3×3), beach volleyball, boxing, chess, cricket, football and handball. Two sports; mixed martial arts and scrabble, will be demonstrated by Nigerian athletes.

The camping sites have been designated in Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, Gombe and Bayelsa. Abuja will accommodate athletes participating in athletics, arm wrestling, badminton, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, weightlifting and volleyball.

Lagos will serve as the campsite for beach volleyball, cricket, handball, table tennis, mixed martial arts and triathlon. Ibadan will host boxing, chess, scrabble, judo and karate. Bayelsa will cater to the wrestling team, while Gombe will provide facilities for the cycling team.

Nigeria remains the second most-successful nation in the history of the African Games with a total of 1326 medals, won across 12 editions of the Games held every four years.

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