Buhari to host Team Nigeria after successful outing at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Members of the historic Team Nigeria who represented the country at the 2022 Commonwealth Games will receive a presidential reception, according to Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare.

Tobi Amusan, Team Nigeria’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 11-day Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, ended the event on Monday, August 8.

Nigeria had its best performance in Birmingham since it began competing in the Commonwealth Games in 1950, winning 12 gold, nine silver, and 14 bronze medals for a total of 35 medals, placing them seventh on the medals table.

Dare spoke with the athletes on Monday and congratulated them on their tournament success, adding that plans for a presidential reception are being made.

“I followed every moment of your competition,” he said. I was in Birmingham from the start until I had to leave for other official obligations. Many Nigerians followed you as well. We are all extremely proud of what you have accomplished for Nigeria and yourself.

“We will immediately begin planning for the reception, and once we have finalized the details, we will announce the date, invite you over from your various bases, and you will have the honor of meeting Mr. President.”

“Whether you have a medal around your neck or not, Nigeria will appreciate you for the great acts of sacrifice, patriotism, and determination to excel that you have all demonstrated here.”

Meanwhile, Australia won the event with 178 medals, including 67 gold, 57 silver, and 54 bronze. England came in second with 57 gold medals, 66 silver medals, and 53 bronze medals, while Canada came in third with 92 medals.

India, New Zealand, and Scotland are ranked fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Wales, South Africa and Malaysia complete the top 10.