The African athletics championship came to an end yesterday in Asaba with Team Nigeria still getting medals on the final day but it wasn’t enough to earn Team Nigeria the top spot on the media table.
After the 5 day event Nigeria finished 3rd with 9 Gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze.
Kenya top the media table with 11 Gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze.
South Africa placed second with 9 Gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze.
Morocco 4th with 2 Gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.
Ethiopia finished 5th with 2 Gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze.
Chairman of the delta state sports commission Mr. Tony Okowa has rated this year’s championship high despite the poor ratings from visiting athletes and the international community about Nigerian hosting.
The athletics federation of Nigeria has also indicated Its desire to host the rest of the world the IAAF in 2025.