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OSMA games, avenue to build camaraderie between African countries,  CDS says

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OSMA games, avenue to build camaraderie between African countries,  CDS says

By Victor Okoye

The Chief of the Defense Staff, General Leo Irabor, said the Sahel military games were a way to strengthen camaraderie between the armed forces of African countries.

Irabor made these remarks during the closing ceremony of the first military games of the CDS OSMA Sahel countries for peace and solidarity, in Abuja.

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He said he was delighted with the organization of the games, adding that his goal went beyond simply winning medals.

“I am delighted and grateful to Almighty God for allowing DHQ and OSMA to run the games without a hitch.

“I am reliably informed that all the participants saw themselves well in the respective events in which they participated throughout the games.

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“Without a doubt, the games were worth it and I am impressed by the exceptional commitment shown by all participants in the competition. I want to stress, however, that the focus of the Sahel games is not to win medals or trophies.

“Its aim is to build comradeship through a forum where the armed forces of African countries can embrace our differences and strengthen our similarities for peace and solidarity,” he said.

He congratulated the OSMA president, the organizing committee, the sponsors and all who helped make the games a huge success, adding: “With the standard on display throughout these games, I consider you all. like winners ”.

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The Nigeria News Agency reports that the 42km marathon race, which marked the games’ highlight, saw Tanzanian Michael Sanga finish in an impressive time of 2:19:39 seconds to clinch gold at men’s.

Ezekiel Ngimba, also from Tanzania, won the silver medal in 2:26:09 seconds, while Cameroonian Foima Justulin with 2:26:43 seconds settled for bronze.

Fabino Joseph of Tanzania was fourth in 2:30:25 seconds, while Nigerian Husamatu Sanusi was fifth in 2:34:24 seconds. His compatriots Dauda Solomon and Nuhu Mohammed finished sixth and tenth respectively.

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It was another double for Tanzania in the women’s category as the duo of Jacqueline Sakilu (2:43:35) and Sisilia Ginoka (2:44:35) took home gold and silver, while Ossou Wakaye from Congo Brazzaville settled for bronze.

Badmus M from Nigeria, Inah. C and Johnson F, were respectively seventh, eighth and ninth.

also reports that the Republic of Chad finished victorious in the overall games standings, while Cameroon and Nigeria finished second and third respectively. The games, which began on October 9, ended on Saturday.

Production of battery materials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could reduce supply chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

Source: NAN

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