Morocco was in the 3rd spot for the last four days, until Nigeria and Algeria claimed two of the top spots today, August 29.
Rabat – Two days before the end of the African Games 2019, Morocco fell behind to the 5th spot on the leaderboard, having been perching in 3rd place for nearly a week. Nigeria is now in 3rd place with Algeria, ahead of Morocco, in 4th place.
Morocco has won, during the ongoing African Games, 80 medals including, 23 gold. That is just one gold medal fewer than Algeria, and four gold medals behind Nigeria. Moroccan athletes could still regain a position in the top 3 by going for gold in the remaining days of the competition.
Currently at the top of the medals board sits Egypt, with an impressive total of 189 medals, including 63 gold. South Africa, with 72 medals (32 gold) is in 2nd place. The rest of the top 10 countries on the medals board is as follows:
The African Games 2019, held in Morocco, will continue until the end of August. More than 6,000 athletes from 54 countries, in 29 different sports are participating in this year’s games. It is Morocco’s first time participating in the African Games, after its return to the African Union in 2017.