Top African athletes converge on Warri for CAA Grand Prix

Nigerian athletes

More than sixty-one entries have been received from over 20 countries to participate at this year’s Warri Relay and CAA Athletics Grand Prix holding today, Thursday, June 14, in Warri, Delta State of Nigeria.

Some of the countries where these athletes are coming from include; USA, Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, Egypt, Cameroon, Botswana, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Liberia and Uganda.

According to the Coordinator of the Meet, Yusuf Alli, most of the athletes expected at the one-day event have started arriving Nigeria with the last batch scheduled to coming into town Wednesday.

“We are almost set to have a good Meet in Warri on Thursday, June 14. Most of the athletes we are expecting have arrived and the rest will be coming on Wednesday afternoon,” observed the former captain of Team Nigeria.

Amongst the athletes expected to give Nigeria’s contingent a good fight is Ghana’s Vida Anim. The former African women sprint champion is hoping to return to relevance again after a spate of injuries slowed her progression. Cameroonian Delphine Atangana is also expected to compete in the 100m along with Lakadrin Ivey (USA), Lahsawandra Ratcitt(USA) and Tameka Williams of St. Kitts.

Nigerian female sprinters like Lauretta Ozoh, Agnes Osazuwa and Endurance Abinuwa are all in town from the United States to compete at the Meet. Only top runners like Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu and Damola Osayomi who have races abroad same weekend may not be able to make it to Warri.

In the male category, all the top sprinters and quarter milers from Nigeria’s training camp in Atlanta, USA, have confirmed their willingness to race in Warri on Thursday.

Below is the list of athletes who have confirmed their participation at the Warri Meet
Name Country Gender Event Departing from
1. Gibrilla Pato Sierra lone Male 100m London
2. Amr Sequid Egypt Male 100m Cairo
3. Antoine Adams St. Kitts& Nevis Male 100m Houston
4. Christopher Williams Jamaica Male 100m LAX
5. Tameka Williams St. Kitts Female 100m
6. Delphine Atngana Cameroon Female 100m Parris
7. Anim Vida Ghana Female 100m
8. Lakadrin Ivey USA Female 100m
9. Phobay Kutu-Akoi Liberia Female 100m Dallas TX , USA
10. Iahsawandra Ratcitt USA Female 100m
11. Manteo Mitchell USA Male 400m
12. Obakeng Ngwigwa BOT Male 400m Frankfurt
13. Marvin Lewis Liberia Male 400m USA
14. Isaac Makwala BOT Male 400m Frankfurt
15. Ndeye Fatou Soumah Senegal Female 400m Dakar
16. Patricial Hall Jamaica Female 400m Houston
17. Cache Armbrister Bahamas Female 400m Atlanta
18. Kineke Alexander St. Vincent Female 400m Houston
19. Angele Cooper Liberia Female 400mh Austin, TX (USA)
20. Houria Moussa Algeria Female 400mh Brazaville
21. Mame Fatou Faye Senegal Female 400mh Dakar
22. Kou Luogon Liberia Female 400mh Greensboro NC USA
23. Raasin Mclintos Liberia Female 400mh Austin TX
24. Nicole Denby USA Female 100mh
25. Gnima Faye Senegal Female 100mh Dakar
26. Marie Michel USA Female HJ
27. Jerome Milla USA Male 110mh
28. Muhamed Fathllah Egypt Male LJ Cairo
29. Randall Flimmons USA Male LJ Atlanta
30. Ignitius Gaisah Ghana Male LJ
31. Fatimoh Muhammed Liberia Female 400m Los Angeles CA
32. Abdelhakim Mlaab Morocco Male LJ Casablanca
33. Muhammed Bensghi Morocco Male 1500m Casablanca
34. Baisa Ktesa Ethiopia Male 1500m Addis Ababa
35. Gideon Makeka Kenya Male 1500m Nairobi
36. Nicolas Kipchumbia Kenya Male 1500m Brazzaville
37. Legese Lamiso Ethiopia Male S/C Addis Ababa
38. Caleb Ngetich Kenya Male S/C Nairobi
39. Timothy Toroitich Uganda Male S/C Brazzaville
40. Peter Bomo Kenya Male S/C Nairobi
41. Bahmad Abdelghani Morocco Male S/C Casablanca
42. Gerezine Gebremariam Ethiopia Female 800m Addis Ababa
43. Khadija El Moussaoui Morocco Female 800m Casablanca
44. Jane Jalagat Kenya Female 800m Nairobi
45. Mantegbosh Mlese Ethiopia Female 800m Addis Ababa
46. Miata Morlu Liberia Female relay Charlotte, NC (USA)
47. Grace Dinkins USA Female Manager Los Angeles, CA (USA)

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