Potential Accra 2023 medal table-toppers Nigeria and South Africa have broken into the top 10 medal table of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
With a day left to draw down the curtains on the 12-day multi-sport event in the Midlands, West African contenders Nigeria have gatecrashed the top ranks.
They have won 30 medals with the following breakdown – 9 gold, 8 silver, and 13 bronze medals.
Meanwhile, South Africa are 4 medals shy of Nigeria’s total haul. The Rainbow nation have won 7 gold, 8 silver, and 11 bronze medals.
This means Nigeria and South Africa are the only Commonwealth nations from Africa who have achieved this feat with a day left to the closing ceremony of the Games.
Additionally, Kenya, who will also be strongly present at the 13th African Games next August, sit 12th on the medal table. The East Africans have won a total of 16 medals. Furthermore, Kenya’s regional neighbours Uganda have bagged 3 gold medals and 2 bronze.
Ghana have won 2 bronze medals.