Jubilation As Oborududu becomes 12th-Time African Champion

Team Nigeria increased its medal haul to 12 yesterday as silver Olympic medallist Blessing Oborududu went on to become a 12-time African champion at the ongoing African Wrestling Championship in Tunisia, Africa Today News, New York reports. 

As they amassed 6 gold and 4 silver medals on day three of the competition, Blessing Oborududu, and Mercy Genesis each won a gold medal in the 50 kg division.

Adegoke Jumoke contributed to the gold list for team Nigeria in the 55kg division as Christianah Ogunsanya of Nigeria defeated Nogona Bakayoko of Cote d’Ivoire 11-0.

Similarly, in the 57kg finals Hammami Faten of Tunisia lost to Adekuoroye Mercy of Nigeria 11-0 coupled with Biogos Ebi 5-0 victory over Egyptian Vadran Menatalia in the 72kg.

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Meanwhile, in the 59kg finals Patience Opuene of Nigeria lost 3-8 to Bousseta Siwar of Tunisia to end up with a silver medal while Kolawale Esther settles for silver medal after falling 7-1 to Marwa Amri of Tunisia in the 62kg

In addition, Hannah Reuben added more silver to team Nigeria on the day after losing 2-4 to Hamza Samir of Egypt in the 76kg finals, Ebipatei Moghenbofa made it four silver for team Nigeria in the 65k .

With the victory Nigeria retained its team title in female wrestling becoming 12-time African female wrestling champions

On the whole, as at the end of Day-3, Team Nigeria has recorded 8 Gold and 4 Silver in the Championships so far.

In another report, Manchester City won the Premier League for the fifth time in six seasons after second-placed Arsenal lost 1-0 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

A second consecutive defeat for the Gunners left Mikel Arteta’s men still four points adrift of City with one game left for them to play.

Taiwo Awoniyi’s winning goal also had huge ramifications at the bottom of the table as Forest are now safe from relegation in their first season back in the top flight for 23 years.

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