Athletes from Nigeria and other African countries will not just go home with their medals, money is now involved.

Local Organising Committee of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship on Sunday revealed prize money for athletes who won medals in Asaba.

Speaking in Asaba, LOC Chairman of Asaba 2018, Solomon Ogba announced that athletes who won gold medal will get a cash prize of N1.1m ($3000) each.

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Ogba added that silver medalists will be rewarded with N740,000 ($2000), while bronze medalists will smile home with N370,000 ($1000).

He also said this is the first time cash prizes will be given to athletes who won medals.

Over 80 medals are up for grabs at the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, tagged Asaba 2018.

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