Asaba 2018: South Africa, Nigeria tussle for leadership position

Mazino Dickson

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As the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships draws to an end in Asaba, it’s quite obvious that continental giants South and Nigeria are locked down in a battle for supremacy.

At the end of proceedings on Day 3, South Africa leads Nigeria – only just.

The rainbow nation has amassed a haul of 10 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Nigeria closely follows with 10 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals to place second.

East African powerhouse Kenya is third with 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.

So far 13 countries have appeared on the medals table, with Uganda propping the rear with a solitary bronze medal.

Below is a breakdown of the medals won so far:

 

The competition will end on Sunday.