After a commendable outing at the just concluded 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Nigerian athletes will shift attention to the 19th African Senior Athletics Championships taking place from August 10 to 14 in [link id=”372″ tax=”am_venues” text=”Marrakech”], Morocco.
As expected, newly-crowned Commonwealth Games sprint double champion, [link id=”158″ tax=”post_tag” text=”Blessing Okagbare”], will lead the Nigerian team comprising 30 athletes (16 women and 14 men) to the 2014 African championships in Marrakech.
Okagbare, who set a new Commonwealth Games women’s 100m record of 10.85 secs in Glasgow, will compete in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m.
Also listed for the women’s 100m, 200, and the 4x100m in Marrakesh are: [link id=”152″ tax=”post_tag” text=”Gloria Asumnu”], Lawretta Ozoh, Dominique Duncan, Deborah Odeyemi, Justina Sule and Weyinmi Lindsay.
The full [link id=”5″ tax=”category” text=”Nigeria”] team to CAA [link id=”367″ tax=”post_tag” text=”Marrakech 2014″]
|4 x 100m
|Patience George Okon
|Weyinmi Lindsay Lindley
|4 x 100m
|4 x 400m
|Evang. Solomon Ogba
|Cdre Omatseye Nesiama
|Dr Kenneth Anugweje
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Mr Eludini is a Lagos-based journalist and news researcher with a passion for athletics and football. Tunde is a former 234NEXT reporter and covers the sports beat for the Premium Times newspaper. He provides track and field content for AthleticsAfrica.