The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has commended Team Nigeria for its outstanding performance in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, describing it as the best ever in the history of the competition.
The Minister who stated this today in his message to the athletes, coaches and officials said that in all, Team Nigeria amassed 35 medals, made up of 12 gold, 9 silver and 14 bronze.
“The gold medal haul is the highest at a single Commonwealth Games for Team Nigeria, representing its best performance ever”, he added.
Dare who described this year’s performance as excellent, inspirational, phenomenal, commendable and commanding, noted further that the impressive outing earned Team Nigeria number 7 on the medals table, and also the best ranked African country in the tournament.
“This is a performance like no other, many new records were set, old records broken, long standing jinxes of not getting on the podium in some sports were destroyed”, the Minister said.
While congratulating all the participating athletes, coaches, officials, staff and top management of the Ministry and Nigerians in general for their sacrifice, commitment, confidence and patriotism, he added that this signposts a brighter and better future for the country’s sports development.
“I am proud of them, Nigeria is proud of them and I believe that the Nigerian spirit that led them to these performances will lead them to the place of excellence,” Dare affirmed.