The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nwankwo, 16, hails from Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state and won the medal in the 53 kg category of the Games.
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Adeoye, while speaking with the media on the federation’s performance at the 2018 African Youth Games said it was now clear that Nigeria could be champions in the game.
Team Nigeria to the third edition of the African Youth Games which ended in Algiers, Algeria on Saturday finished with a total number of 105 medals won from 19 sports.
Adeleke Tobi put the 2014 gold winners ahead from the penalty spot before John Mark Shirsha solidified the advantage to take the Future Eagles into what promises an interesting final match against familiar foes Morocco.
Defending champions Nigeria advanced into the final match of the football event of the 3rd African Youth Games, AYG, in Algiers on Wednesday after beating hosts Algeria 2-0.
The draw held on Wednesday put the Future Eagles in the same pool as Morocco, with whom the Nigerian boys were involved a two-match friendly fair in Marrakech in August 2017. Morocco won the first game 1-0 with the other match tied 1-1.
Muhammed Sani, Secretary-General, Nigeria Aquatics Federation, says the country is set to pick the overall prize in swimming at the 2018 Africa Youth Games in Algeria due to the quality of athletes preparing.
The current country’s taekwondo leadership, which was inaugurated barely two months after last year’s National Sports Federation election in June, has been one of the busiest federation in terms of sporting activities, with the introduction of first ever Nigeria Open in December, less than five months in office.
The federation, in a statement, said the preparations have begun with team head coach Danladi Nasidi inviting a total of 29 players to camp for the programme.
Adamola Are, Director Grassroots Sports Development, Ministry of Youths and Sports, disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
The Nigerian boys, who needed just a draw to secure the event’s gold medal, went on to beat Swaziland 3-1 in their last game at the University of Botswana football pitch
It stated that the swimming event began on May 22 and ended on May 26 at the University of Botswana’s swimming pool, Gaborone in Botswana
According to the Games’ website, Team South Africa finished tops in the event with 13 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals
Starting on a very good footing to prove that they were in the competition to reiterate that the Nigeria is indeed the giant of Africa, the team defeated the host country 2-0 in the opening football match on Friday