Breaking: Nigeria wins first Gold At African Beach Games

Team Nigeria on Monday registered first Gold medal at the ongoing African Beach Games in Tunisia.

The duo of Samson Funsho-Funto and Rashidat Salau beat their Madagascar opponents in the final of the Teqball mixed doubles event to achieve the feat.

The latest top victory means the country’s anthem was sang for the first time during medal presentation.

The victory also earned Funsho-Funto and Salau the bragging rights as the first ever Teqball Players to win Gold for Nigeria at any International Tournament.

Nigeria’s number one Teqball player Victor Oyemade and Funsho-Funto fell to beat hosts Tunisia in the doubles event, leaving the Ilorin-based players to go home with Silver medals.

Oyemade also failed to make it a second Gold for Team Nigeria as he capitulated to his Cameroonian opponent in the final of the singles event, but earned a Silver medal for his troubles.

Earlier on Monday, Esther Toko put Nigeria on the podium for the first time since the Competition began on June 22, 2023.

Toko won Bronze for Nigeria in Rowing.