Africa Games: Weightlifting President Dr Ibrahim Abdul Praises Lifters After Dominant Display In Ghana

Africa Games: Weightlifting President Dr Ibrahim Abdul Praises Lifters After Dominant Display In Ghana

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, (NWF) President, Dr Ibrahim Abdul (PhD), FCISM, OCP, CMC has praised the performance of Team Nigeria Weightlifting following their excellent performances at the on-going Africa Games in Accra, Ghana’s capital.

The weightlifting event ended on Friday with Nigeria placed 2nd in overall medals table with 32 medals comprising 16 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze. Egypt were the top country with 24 gold medals.

Speaking with NWF Media Crew at the weightlifting event venue, University of Ghana, Legon, Dr Abdul said he was overwhelmed with joy and expressed gratitude to the athletes and coaches for doing the nation proud.

“I am just delighted. I lack words to express my feelings. These athletes are superstars. They have done the country proud and I am immensely proud and grateful to them.

“I also want to appreciate the coaches for their relentless efforts in seeing that we achieved what we recorded here. It was a massive performance. I wouldn’t have asked for more,” he said.

The Young President also lauded the federal government through the ministry of sports for their support and making the camping and preparations of the athletes for the Games smooth.

“I want to also thank the federal government, who through the sports ministry ensured that
Camping and preparations for the Africa Games were smooth and seamless. They motivated and encouraged the athletes to go extra mile in achieving the feats we are celebrating today,” he said

Upon return to Nigeria from Ghana, the athletes are expected to proceed to camp ahead of the 2024 International Weightlifting Federation, IWF World Cup which starts from March 31 to April 11, 2024

The competition which also serves as 2024 Olympic Games qualifier will hold in Phuket, Thailand.

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