After Day 1 of the 3rd Africa Youth Games in Algiers, Algeria, Team Nigeria have collected an impressive haul of 6 gold medals.
The gold medasl for Nigeria is from weightlifting where 2017 National Youth Games Champion, Morufat Folarin 44kg and Agba Ebelechukwu 48kg and won three gold medals each.
Folarin who is an Ogun state athlete is amongst the youngest athletes paraded by the country.
Also, competing in the -100kg category, Madu Daniel swelled Nigeria’s medals haul with one silver medal in the judo event.
In the men’s volleyball event, Team Nigeria got their Africa Youth Games medals quest off to a flying start with an emphatic 3-1 win over their Tunisian counterparts at Algiers.
The team won the first set by 25-20 points but the Tunisia boys stole the show in the second set by a slim margin 23-25 points.
The Nigeria boys regrouped and returned fired up beating their opponents in the third and fourth set 25-17 and 25-19 points.
In Football, the U15 team representing Nigeria came from 2 goals down to defeat Morocco by 3-2