He told the audience, including the Sports minister, Thokozile Xasa that the Commonwealth Games are the teams preparation for the Tokyo Olympic game that will kick off in two years time.
In her speech the minister also highlighted the importance of sport as enhancing social cohesion.
Xasa also thanked the team for their high performance and committed that government will always support sports.
The gold, silver and bronze medal winners are expected to receive some monetary rewards.
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