Team Nigeria’s performance at African Athletics Championships thrills Zenith Bank

By Daily Sports on August 8, 2018

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The Management of Zenith Bank Plc has commended the Team Nigeria athletes that took part in the just concluded Senior African Athletics Championship in Asaba , Delta State for putting up encouraging performance to finish third at the competition.

Nigeria won nine gold, six silver and five bronze medals to finish behind overall winners Kenya , which had 11 gold , six silver and two bronze medals and second -placed South Africa , which got nine gold , 13 silver and eight bronze medals.

Group Managing Director of the bank, Peter Amangbo said that it was a great feat by the Nigerian contingent in a continental competition involving 52 countries from various parts of Africa .

Amangbo said : “ The athletes gave a very good account of themselves in Asaba and we are really proud of them . It was great to have many big names on the continent compete in Nigeria .

“ We are very happy that Team Nigeria athletes among the best performers . Winning the 4x100m women relay was a great feat while the individual feats of young athletes like Tobi Amusan were commendable .

“ Zenith Bank is proud to be part of this competition and we are also happy about the achievements of Team Nigeria at the competition. We will continue to support sports in every way we can. ”

Zenith Bank Plc led the donors at the fund raising event for the championship with the sum of N 300m , while Bube Dan gave N 20m , Levant Construction N 20m , Gomene N 11m , Delta State House of Assembly N 7m , Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development - N 5m , among others . Top athletes like Amusan , Kelechi Nwanaga and Divine Oduduru showered praises on Zenith Bank and other sponsors for providing an enabling environment for the big competition. (The Guardian)

Photo shows Team Nigeria female 4×100m relay team in Asaba.

Source Daily Sports

Posted August 8, 2018

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