The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has extends heartfelt commendation to every member of Team Nigeria for the remarkable performance at the 13th African Games.

The Games were held from March 8 to March 23, 2024.

According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the NOC, Tony Nezianya, the president of the committee, Engr. Habu Gumel, notes that it was through dedication and hard work that the team emerged the overall second with a total of 121 medals 47 gold, 34 Silver and 40 bronze medals.

“Your exceptional achievements and unwavering dedication during these Games have brought immense pride and glory to our nation.  The 13th African Games hold a special place in history, as it is the first time since the commencement of the Games in 1965 that they have been held in three cities – Kumasi, Cape Coast, and Accra.

“This unique and momentous occasion provided a platform for athletes from across the continent to showcase their talent and camaraderie,” the statement added.

The NOC president said the second place secured by Team Nigeria is not only commendable but showed the outstanding accomplishments and relentless pursuit of excellence that truly captured the nation’s hearts.

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“You have demonstrated unwavering dedication, resilience, and the true spirit of sportsmanship throughout the competition. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the athletes, coaches, and Nigerian sports journalists who have worked harmoniously to ensure the success of the Games.

“Your tireless efforts, commitment, and cooperation have contributed to the seamless organization and smooth execution of the events, leaving an indelible mark on the Games’ history.”

The NOC boss not only acknowledge but thanked the government, particularly the minister, Senator John Owan Enoh, for his relentless support and commitment to ensuring the welfare of the athletes and officials.

“His unwavering dedication and efforts to fulfil his promises reflect his genuine concern for Nigerian athletes and their well-being. Team Nigeria’s remarkable achievements Games serve as an inspiration and testament to the immense talent and potential that exists within our great nation.”

“Your exceptional performance has brought not only pride but also renewed hope and belief in the future of Nigerian sports. While the journey to success is not without challenges, your unwavering determination, discipline, and teamwork have enabled you to overcome obstacles and reach new heights.

“Your achievements have instilled a sense of pride and unity within our nation, and we are confident that you will continue to shine as beacons of hope and inspiration for future generations,” the statement concluded.