Morocco 2014: Nigeria seeks strong finish

Nigeria women 4x100 London Olympics
Nigeria women 4x100 London Olympics for London 2012

Team Nigeria hopes to upstage South Africa and come out tops at the competition.

The Nigeria delegation at the on-going 19th edition of the African Athletics Championships taking place in Marrakech, Morocco, will be seeking a strong finish as the five-day track and field event ends on Thursday night.

Currently trailing South Africa on the medals table, Team Nigeria is in seven finals where they hope to rake in more medals to upstage the South Africans in the final standings.

Leading the chase for a harvest of medals on Thursday was the duo of Chinwe Okoro and Nwanneka Okwelogu, who will both be competing in the shot put women final.

Okoro interestingly won the gold medal in the women’s discus event and she is seen as a clear favourite to get the shot put gold medal on Thursday.

Also Blessing Ibrahim will be competing in the triple jump event where Nigeria’s Tosin Oke settled for silver thus losing the title he won two years ago in Port Novo, Benin Republic.

Other events in which Nigeria would be hoping for some glory include the relays, where the men and women’s team will be racing in the 4x400m.

As at the time of filing this report, South Africa has amassed nine gold, five silver and three bronze medals. Team Nigeria has seven gold, six silver and five bronze medals.

Schedule for Thursday, August 14

5.45 p.m.: Shot put women final – Chinwe Okoro and Nwanneka Okwelogu
5.50 p.m.: Triple Jump women final – Blessing Ibrahim
6.10 p.m.: 400m Hurdles Women final – Amaka Ogoegbunam
6.25 p.m.: 200m Women final – Gloria Asumnu, Dominique Duncan and Regina George
6.35 p.m.: 200m Men final – Divine Oduduru
8.45 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Women final
9.25 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Men final


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    • Charles owolabi

      Why would NOI debate falsehood. Darkness and light can never mix
      This fellow wants us beleive that over 200 billion was stolen by NOI – voodoo economics
      Soludonomics = voodoo economics
      Soludo you are dreaming if you think the Fulanis would give you minister of finance?
      Don’t you know they have brilliant economists like Mansur Muktar?

    • fatima oyedepo

      what debate, soludo is a man looking for relevance just like obi ( running after her baba) both of them are looking for positions which will never materialize. soludo- voodoo economics LOL

  • Charles owolabi

    NOI would not debate nonsense. What this lunatic is claiming is that over 200 billion Usd has been stolen in 4 years. What is the annual budget of the entire country every year for the past 4 years.
    Soludo your numbers don’t add up.
    You are a sick and bitter man . Truly you need help.
    Every one now knows you are a hired hand.
    You are a looser. That is what you are.
    NOI would not pay you any attention and guess what you would never make it to the position of finance minister even if Buhari wins and that is highly unlikely. That position would be filled by a Fulani with better credentials than you remember there are people like Mansur Muktar – Kings College – first Class ABU in economics- MSC and PHD Cambridge. Baba has sold you a dummy.
    They would never employ an ibo man with diarrhea of the mouth.
    Thing about it. Baba is a man struggling for relevance. He is finished.