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Nigeria Archery team wins Silver, receives Presidential commendation

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Team Nigeria on their spectacular performance in winning the Silver Medal at the African Continental Archery Championship, holding in Pretoria, South Africa.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, makes reference to Rotimi Williams, Olatayo Olasehinde and Damilola Sholademi, who represented Nigeria in the men’s 50m compound bow, won silver, coming second behind South Africa.

In the mixed category comprising both genders, Williams Sholademi and Kachollom Enyenihi also won the silver.

President Buhari commends the athletes for demonstrating the Nigerian value of bravery, passion, and commitment in the maiden participation of the country in the African Archery Championship, held every two years.

The President believes that the worthy achievement marks the beginning of a harvest of more celebrations in their professional career and other endeavours.

Writing by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Annabel Nwachukwu