12th All African Games: Team Nigeria Shines In Morocco, Wins 3 Gold


Team Nigeria haul in 3 Gold Medals at the ongoing all African games, executed some extraordinary performance in Badminton, basketball and Weightlifting. The Team U20 women football team will also battle Algeria in the semi-final.

Team Nigeria thrashed Algeria 3-0 in the Badminton mixed event at Salle Ain Chock, Casablanca to open the floodgates of medal on Sunday. African number one Dorcas Adesokan set the tone for Nigeria, beating Halla Bouksani 21-13, 21-14 to clinch the gold medal, before the duo of Enejoh Abah and Peace Orji came back from a set down to beat Algeria’s Kocella Mamaeri and Linda Maziri 2-1 in the Mixed Doubles.

In Women basketball, Nigeria scored 21 - 20 against Mali to win a gold medal in 3*3 women basketball, before winning a bronze medal in the male category. Weightlifter, Kalu King was the hero, as he won a gold medal in the 55kg men category, before winning a silver our and medal in other categories. Augustina Nkem lifted a total of 161, as he matched on to win 3 silver medals for Nigeria in the 49kg.

Stella Peter also won three silver medals for Nigeria in the 45kg women weightlifting category to wrap up the eventful day for the team Nigeria.