UPDATED: Athlete, Blessing Okagbare, engaged to ex-Super Eagles Star

The lovebirds ... Otegheri and Okagbare
The lovebirds … Otegheri and Okagbare

The duo got engaged in October and Okagbare now refers to Otegheri as “my handsome prince.”

Nigerian Athlete and Olympics finalist, Blessing Okagbare, is engaged to former Super Eagles player, Igho Otegheri.

Okagbare, 24, got engaged to the three-time capped Super Eagles star last October.

The two are now all over each other with Okagbare regularly referring to Otegheri, a native of Warri in Delta State, as “my handsome prince”, according to those familiar with the relationship.

Our sources say the lovers are already making arrangements for their wedding.

Okagbare, a sprinter as well as a triple and long jumper, held a Nigerian record of 14.13 metres in the triple jump at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

She also won the Nigerian 100 metres title in 2010, running a time of 11.04 seconds. She also got to the final round of London 2012 Olympics.

Otegheri, who played for Wikki Tourist of Bauchi, Enugu Rangers, Dolphins F.C of Port Harcourt and Heartland FC of Owerri, is currently undergoing rehabilitation in Nigeria after a failed stint at Beitar Jerusalem FC where he suffered a career threatening injury.

The footballer told a newspaper four months  ago he returned home from Jerusalem after the injury but would return to the club after his rehabilitation. Wikipedia however listed Heartland F.C. as his present club.

A striker, he first played for the Eagles in a February 2, 2003 match against Costa Rica. He was to play two other games for the senior national team between that time and 2004.

The two lovebirds: Otegheri and Okagbare

He is 29, according to Wikipedia, which gave his birthday as November 20, 1993. But the footballer himself gave January 4 (without a year) as his birthday on his Facebook page.

Otegheri could not be reached to comment for this story. When approached sometime ago, Okagbare told a PREMIUM TIMES reporter he was not in the mood for media interviews.

Okagbare, an accomplished athlete, has managed to keep her personal life out of the spotlight. She is known to regularly turned down media interviews.


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