“This is for all the young guys who wanted me to bring this medal.

“The President called me and he told me he is very happy.

"I come from a poor country.

“If I win or lose, I don't care.

“But I put in my head that I need to win now, because I'm very young, only 21-years-old.

“I have at least two more Olympic Games to improve."

Africa enjoyed a fantastic taekwondo tournament in Rio, winning five medals.

This included gold for Ivory Coast’s Cheick Sallah Cissé in the men’s 80kg division.

Issoufou missed out in his final against Radik Isayev of Azerbaijan.

"We young Africans were able to prove that we are capable of doing something nobody believed in,” he said.

“We got five medals, that is really great."