African Athletics Championships: Okagbare leads Team Nigeria
Blessing Okagbare is top on the list of athletes that will represent Nigeria at this month‘s African Athletics Championships in Durban, South Africa.
The fleet-footed sprinter will lead Team Nigeria’s charge to reclaim its number one position in Africa track and field which she lost to South Africa in Marrakech, Morocco.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, opted for a strong team to South Africa with the aim of beating host and defending champion South Africa on home soil.
Aside Okagbare, those in Team Nigeria to South Africa include Gloria Asumnu who has done an 11.2 secs this season, Chioma Agwunobi , Jennifer Madu, Regina George, Margaret Bamgbose, Chinwe Okoro, Okwologu Nneke, Naomi Osasuwa, Augustus Toyin and Claire Uke are also part of the squad.
Adekunle Fasasi who has made tremendous improvement in the 400m is in the team, Paul Dedewo, Chidi Okezie, Doreen Amata, Stephen Mozia, Miles Ukaoma, and Olamide Olagoke.
Also going to wear Team Nigeria’s colours in Durban are Agnes Osasuwa, Patience Okon George, Yinka Ajayi, Omolara Omotosho, Peace Uko, Brume Ese, Ogho Egwero, Divine Oduduru, Obina Metu, Orukpe Erayokan and Adams Samuel Kure.
The African Athletics Championships in Durban will take place from June 22-26.