6th October, 2010
As Nigerian football battles to extricate itself from the crisis that led to a suspensionÂ from international football by FIFA early this week, other sports are bringing fame andÂ glory to the nation.
In far away India, venue of the 2010 Commowealth Games, Team Nigeria increased theirÂ medal haul to three after schoolgirl, Augustina Nkem Nwaokolo won the first gold medal ofÂ the Games for the country in the womenâ€™s 48kg weightlfiting event on Monday. YesterdayÂ was a good day for Team Nigeria as Onyeka Azika won a silver medal in the womenâ€™s 53kgÂ weightlifting event while Romeo Joseph won a bronze medal in the 60kg category of theÂ Greco-Roman Wrestling.
However, Nigeriaâ€™s quest for a good performance in the boxing event of the Games got offÂ to a shaky start yesterday as mouthy Ganiyu Muideen was stopped by Ghanaâ€™s LawsonÂ Fredrick in the 64kg. But,Â another Nigerian pugilist, Lukman Lawal defeatedÂ a GreekÂ boxer in another bout.
P.M.Sports gathered that president of Nigeria Boxing Federation, NBF Rotimi George-TaylorÂ will today leave for to India to motivate the other boxers who are still in contention inÂ the competition.
â€”Taiwo Adelu & Adebobola Alawode