CANA TOURNEY: Nigerian swimmers show class in Senegal
NIGERIAN swimmers placed second with 35 medals at the just concluded African Swimming Confederation (CANA) Zone Two swimming championship, held in Senegal.
Senegal, the host county placed first followed by Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali in that order.
At the end of the three-day championship, Team Nigeria won 10 gold, 12 Silva and 13 bronze medals for a total of 35.
Every member of the swimming Team Nigeria won at least a medal personally, which saw them on every medals table of every event.
The president of the swimming and life saving federation of Senegal, Dr.Mohammed Diop, who is also the vice-president of CANA, showered praises on team Nigeria on their feat, despite all the other countries trained in France, Monaco and the United States of America.
He said the locally-trained-in-Lagos Team Nigeria, added colour to the CANA zone 2 swimming championship.
Team Nigeria were coached by Emmanuel Goodie Emefuna and Sunday Tilije, under the supervision of the chairman technical swimming committee of the Nigeria Aquatic Federation, Steve Onyeacholam at the renovated National Stadium Swimming pool, Surulere, Lagos.