Federal Government Congratulates Boxers Over Remarkable Performance At African Boxing Championship

As the African Boxing Championship for men and women holding in Yaoude Cameroon comes to an end, the Federal Government has applauded Team Nigeria for its performance at the competition.

The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, in his congratulatory message to the team, stated that the athletes have again made the country proud by recording four medals at the competition, (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze).

He explained that of the 37 countries that expressed their desire to participate in the 2023 African Boxing Championship for Men and Women in Yaounde, Cameroon, only 27, including Nigeria, eventually competed for medals as the others could not confirm their places.

These, the Permanent Secretary said, “are the regulars of major African boxing competitions and they include countries such as Nigeria, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, DR Congo and Guinea Equatorial. We also have South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Seychelles, Mauritius and all the North African countries except Egypt.”

Credit: BSNSports

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