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Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Others Get Huge Bonuses From Sports Ministry for Commonwealth Successes
- Tobi Amusan produced a magical performance at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
- Ese Brume also won gold in the Long Jump event, as female athletes powered Team Nigeria to 12 gold medals at the Games
- Following a record performance of 35 medals, the Sports Ministry has rewarded all medal-winning athletes
Nigeria’s Sports Ministry has rewarded all medal-winning athletes who flew the country’s flag high at the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
It was gathered that all medallists and their coaches were paid cash rewards from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for their heroics in Birmingham.
According to the Nigerian outlet, Vanguard, gold medallists were given $5,000 each, silver medallists received $3,000, while bronze medallists got $2,000.
Athletes who represented Nigeria in the 4 x100 relay received $15,000 for the team.
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Reports say those rewarded include Women’s 100m Hurdles Champion, Tobi Amusan, 200m Silver medallist and long jump winner, Ese Brume, among others.
The ministry also rewarded the coaches and officials for their roles in Team Nigeria’s success.
Sunday Dare, the Minister for Youth and Sports, ensured that all athletes paid a three-week camping allowance.
Buhari hails Team Nigeria
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari is delighted with Team Nigeria’s performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Buhari joined millions of other sports lovers as they watched some sensational performances of Nigerians at the competitions.
In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser, media and publicity to the president, Buhari commended the 94 worthy ambassadors that proudly flew the Nigerian flag in nine sporting events.
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“We are proud of these achievements and the memories will linger with the nation forever and for me this is a special moment and a fitting parting gift, being my last Commonwealth Games as Head of State.”
Deborah Acquah wins bronze in Long Jump
Sports Brief earlier reported that Deborah Acquah finished on the podium of the soon-to-end 2022 Commonwealth Games when she claimed bronze in the women's Long Jump finals.
The Ghanaian long jumper finished behind Ese Brume of Nigeria (7.00m), and Australia's Brooke (6.95m) with a leap of 6.94m.
Her 6.94 metres, which was her personal best, set a new national record that she held prior to the games in Birmingham.