Nigeria to take 21 sports to All Africa Games

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The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) yesterday revealed that the country would participate in 21 sports at the 2015 All Africa Games (AAG) scheduled for Congo Brazzaville from September 4 to 19.

The sports are athletics, basketball, badminton, boxing, beach volleyball, cycling, football, gymnastics and handball.

Other are judo, karate, table tennis, para-athletics, powerlifting, taekwondo, tennis, rugby, swimming, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.

NOC Secretary-General, Tunde Popoola, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the number of sports could be reduced due to paucity of funds.

“21 sports have met the requirements to feature at the Games. The numbers might undergo a reduction before the eventual departure to Congo Brazzaville.

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