The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has revealed that its track queen, Blessing Okagbare has topped the list of 51 athletes that will represent the country at the 12th All Africa Games set to hold in Rabat, Morocco next month.
The list consists of 29 females and 22 male athletes.
Other notable names on the list include Seye Ogunlewe, Africa and Nigeria long jump queen, Ese Brume and Divine Oduduru.
Nigeria had won a total of 21 medals (8 gold, 9 silver, and 4 four bronze ) in the athletics event at the last All Africa Games that took place in Congo.
The upcoming competition tagged the ‘Africa Olympics’ will run from August 19th to 31st.
Few names of Nigeria’s Male Athletes are mentioned below;
Divine Oduduru (100m/200m), Seye Ogunlewe (100m), Oyeniyi Abejoye (100m Hurdles), Enoch Adegoke (100m), Shedrack Akpeki (400m), Rilwan Alowonle (400m Hurdles Ogho-Oghene Egwero (100m/200m), Raymond Ekvwo (100m),), Samson Nathaniel (400m), Ayomidotun Ogundeji (Shot Put), Ifeanyi Ojeli (400m), Chidi Okezie (400m), Aiyowieren Osadolor (Decathlon), Sikiru Adeyemi, Best Ephire
Few names of Nigeria’s Female Athletes are mentioned below:
Blessing Okagbare (100m/200m/Long Jump), Ese Brume (Long Jump), Bukola Adekunle (100m/4x100m), Abasiomo Akpan (400m Hurdles), Aniekeme Alphonsus (100m/200m), Doreen Amata (High Jump), Tobi Amusan (100m Hurdles), (High Jump), Princess Kara (Discuss), Mercy Ntia-Obong (100m), Kelechi Nwanaga (Javelin), Queen Obisesan (Hammer), Favour Ofili (200m/400m), Revelation Ogini (Shot Put), Blessing Ogundiran (100m), Temilola Ogunrinde (Hammer) amongst others.