Team Nigeria scooped 12 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals to win the 12th edition of the Africa Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday. The triumph of the country’s contingent at the four-day sporting tournament confirms Nigeria’s dominance in athletics events on the continent at the moment.
South Africa, Nigeria’s archrival won 9 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals to finish second, ahead of the hosts, Ethiopia, which garnered 7 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze medals to settle for third spot in the final medal standings.
The victorious Team Nigeria was captained by Ese Brume and Divine Oduduru.
By Olisemeka Obeche