Ekevwo posted 9.96seconds a personal best to win the race, which did not feature top African sprints from Cote d’ Ivoire and South Africa. However, with that performance, he was a candidate for gold. Ekevwo is the second Nigerian athlete to run under 10 seconds. Divine Oduduru who ran 9.86seconds is billed to run only the 200m in Rabat.

Cote ‘d Ivoire’s Arthur Cisse was hot on Ekevwo’s heels, Cisse posted 9.97 seconds. Nigeria’s Usheoritse Itsekiri came third with 10.02seconds also personal best to settle for silver.

This is the first time since 2007 that Nigeria will win gold in the men’s 100m at the African Games.

ALSO Joy Udo Gabriel finish fourth in the women’s 100m final with 11.31.Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka C. Enekwechi won the shot put gold with 21.48m, this is his second African title in 2019