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Nigeria, South Africa battle for best Africa’s country place •Commonwealth Games

AS the 19th Commonwealth Games draw to a close on Thursday, Nigeria and South Africa are too close to call on the medals table as they fight over which country would finish first among the African representatives.

Team Nigeria participating in only seven sports have put up stunning performances threatening to beat South Africa which participated in virtually all the sports.

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria  (AFN), Chief Solomon Ogba said on Tuesday that Nigeria would dust the former apartheid country.

“The South Africans are jittery over the prospect of Nigeria beating them.

They have been asking questions to know how we did it to win more medals with few sports.

They won most of their medals in swimming and have exhausted them as the sports remaining are strong areas where Nigeria will win more medals,” Ogba, who is also the second vice President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) stated.

The South Africans heaved a sigh of relief when Oludamola Osayomi tested positive with the prospect of losing her 100m gold medal.

South Africa is leading other African countries at the Games with 12 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals, while Nigeria is second with 11 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze medals at the time of filing this report.