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13th African Games: Egypt Hit 100 Medals As Algeria Plans To Overtake Nigeria From Second Position

Joseph ODOEKWU

ACCRA-MARCH 13: The Pharaohs of Egypt today hit a milestone of 100 medals at the ongoing African Games in Ghana to remain runaway leaders and have shown clear indications that they are incoming champions.

Egypt who are also going to host the 2027 edition of the African Games have so far garnered 51 gold, 21 silver and 20 bronze medals as at press time and are 27 gold medal adrift Nigeria who are second on the table.

Nigeria climbed to the second position after an impressive gold medal overhaul through weightlifting, wrestling and Badminton as at end of Tuesday, but are yet to win gold medals to enable them close up the gap between her and galloping Egypt.

Presently, Nigeria have 54 medals comprising of 22 gold, 13 silver and 19 bronze medals and have failed to win an additional gold in the last 24 hours since moving to the second position.

Meanwhile, Algeria who initially remained on the third position with 15 gold medals have acquired  four more gold medals to close up on the gap between them and Nigeria, and there are indications that if Nigeria does not take any positive step towards improving on their medal performances, Algeria might leap and trail their fellow North African counterpart.

While Nigeria are hopeful on other team sports such as football (male and female), handball, there is also hopes that scrabble, weightlifting, athletics amongst others could inspire Nigeria to increase on their quest for gold, but they also have to be focused to accomplish that.

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