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12th African Games: Adesola tasks athletes on discipline, patriotism

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12th African Games: Adesola tasks athletes on discipline, patriotism

Olusade Adesola, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, on Monday urged Nigerian athletes to the 12th African Games in Morocco to be disciplined and patriotic.


Adesola, while visiting the athletes’ camps in Abuja as they prepare to depart Nigeria for Morocco, said this was important in the quest to win medals at the Games.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the 12th African Games is scheduled for between Aug. 19 and Aug. 31 in Rabat.

NAN also reports that Team Nigeria, comprising 462 athletes and officials, will depart Nigeria for Morocco in two batches from Thursday.

The Permanent Secretary assured the athletes that everything had been put in place in terms of welfare and logistics to ensure a good outing for them.

“You need to be of good discipline and shun any form of doping, if you want to excel at the highest level. As you know, the greatest sports men and women are those that are full of good discipline,” he said.

Adesola also urged all the coaches in the 22 sports in which Nigeria would be competing to guide the athletes in line with international best practices.

Seldom Mamdum, captain of Nigeria’s weightlifting team, who responded on behalf of the athletes, promised a good medals haul for Team Nigeria at the Games.

The camps visited by the Permanent Secretary included those of football (male and female), weightlifting, taekwondo, handball, basketball, karate, rowing and shooting.

NAN reports that Team Nigeria finished second in the last edition of the Games in Congo Brazzaville in 2015.

(Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq and Olawale Alabi)

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