All African Games: 358 Athletes to represent Nigeria in 25 Sports – NOC


By Asuelimen Osasuyi

Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, says Nigeria will be sending a contingent of over 358 athletes to participate in 25 sports to the 13th All African Games in Ghana.

In a statement issued on Monday in Lagos, Tony Nezianya, the Public Relations Officer of NOC, disclosed that the games are scheduled to take place from March 8 to 23 in Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast.

“Nigeria is competing in 25 sports at the event. Nigerian athletes were accredited at the delegation registration meeting conducted on March 4,” he said.

According to Nezianya said in individual sports, Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Karate lead the pack with 14 athletes each, while Arm Wrestling boasts 15 athletes.

He said weightlifting and badminton each field a 12-member team, boxing has 11 pugilists, judo is represented by 10 athletes, and Scrabble has eight members.

Other sports are Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, and Cycling

Hockey, Football, Handball, Judo, Karate, Mixed Martial Arts, Rugby

Scrabble, Swimming and Table Tennis

He said Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball and Weightlifting are other sports Nigerian athletes will participate in at the All African Games in Ghana.