Dominate African Game, Sports Minister Tells Team Nigeria

The Minister of Sports Development, John Owan Enoh, has tasked Team Nigeria at the on-going African Games in Ghana to come top spot on the table by securing more medals.

He emphasized that such an achievement would not only bring pride to Nigeria, but also propel the athletes to greater heights in their respective careers.

The Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, made this known in a statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Kehinde Ajayi, on Monday, March 11.

The statement reads: “African Games: Sports Minister Parleys Team Nigeria, Tasks Athletes on Podium Performance.

“The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has tasked Team Nigeria at the on-going African Games in Ghana to come top on the table with more medals in order to make Nigeria proud and also elevate themselves to the next level of their chosen careers.

“The minister gave the charge during an interactive session with Team Nigeria Athletes, Coaches, Federation Presidents, and Ministry Officials in Accra, Saturday.

“Senator Enoh noted that the parley becomes necessary in order to interact freely with the athletes and address their areas of concern to be able to genuinely address them.

“At the last African Games held in Morocco in 2019 Nigeria came second, we should maintain that position but better if we can rise up to be the first. We must not go beyond the second and to achieve this, we should fully focus on what brought us here and avoid unnecessary distractions.”

“The Minister disclosed that the Ministry is strategizing to come up with initiatives that will engage all those who win medals during the game to make sure they remain focused enough to be able to move up to the world’s foremost sports competition, ‘the Olympics’ “, the statement added.

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