13th September, 2015
Wale Joseph in Congo
African 100m champion, Nigerian Blessing Okagbare arrived camp of Team Nigeria in Congo-Brazzaville Sunday, as the athletic events of the ongoing All Africa Games start at the Stade Lumite, Kintele.
P. M. NEWS Sports can report that the arrival of Okagbare to the camp has boosted the morale of other athletes who see her as role model.
This, however, put an end to speculations that she opted out of the games. She will be competing in one event, the relay race.
It was gathered that the heat for 100m, 200m, 400m male and female decathlon will commence on Sunday.
Nigerian Blessing Ibrahim and Hope Idah will compete in the finals of the female Triple Jump scheduled for Sunday at the same venue.
Yusuf Ali, former national athletic champion and technical director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, disclosed that all Nigerian athletes taking part in the track and field events are set for the games, adding that he expects the athletes to do the nation proud in their respective events.