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Nigeria shine in 2nd African Beach Games

Nigeria volleyball team at the 2nd African Beach Games in Tunisia. Photo:Twitter@Tunisia_Watch

Nigeria has harvested three medals – a gold, two silver, and a bronze to remain triumphant in the Tecqball events at the ongoing 2nd African Beach Games in the beautiful city of Hammamet, Tunisia.

For five exciting days, Nigeria showcased their skills and determination, securing an impressive haul of medals in the competition held at Yasmine Beach in the Tourism city of Hammamet, Tunis.

The Tecqball team, led by Nigeria’s top player, Victor Oyemade claimed a gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze.

The gold came from mixed doubles, and silver medals from men’s doubles and singles. Esther Toko contributed the bronze medal from the Rowing event.

Responding, Coach Abdul Bajeh of Tecqball believed his key player, Victor Oyemade to a neighbouring Cameroonian who was more experienced.

Nigeria also has outstanding matches in Volleyball, where the team will play ranking matches against Niger, Burundi, Chad, and Botswana.

The Nigeria Olympic Committee Secretary-General, Tunde Poopola, praised Team Nigeria for their sterling performance.

‘’We need to invest more in the sports but I must observe that we have so far performed relatively well within the short period we were introduced to the sport,’’ he said

Also, the Deputy Sec-Gen., Mohammed Abdullahi, noted that Nigeria made it firmly to the podium, with more than 20 countries not making it to the medals table.

He emphasized the need to raise awareness about Beach events, saying they are easier for the youthful population to understand.

There are still outstanding games like Tennis, Badminton, and Swimming where Nigeria could win medals, he also said.

The current Games are qualifying events ahead of the ANOC World Games to be held in Bali, Indonesia from August 4 to August 12.

Writing by Ejiofo Umegbogu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu