The athletes expressed their determination to win gold.
Two Nigeria female athletes, who on Friday qualified for the 100 metres final at the ongoing maiden Africa Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) in Warri, Delta, have expressed their determination to clinch the gold.
The athletes, Cecilia Francis and Deborah Adewale, said moments after their qualifications that they would not let Nigeria down. They added that with their performance at the heats, they would emerge victorious.
Francis sad that she qualified through determination and hard work saying: “I am optimistic that I will emerge victorious at the event,” she said.
Deborah said she would prove her mettle at the final to win the gold.
“We have worked very hard for this and I know that I will not fail Nigeria. This is an opportunity for me to show my skill,” she said.
The competition will end on Sunday.