HomeSportNigeria athletes still dream...

Nigeria athletes still dream big after missed chances –Rosa Collins – VELOXNEWS


Nigeria athletes competing at World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US have not lowered their guards despite narrowly missing podium appearance in the 4×400m mix-relays, women hammer and men’s100m events.

This assurance was made by member Athletics Federation of Nigeria and AFN 2nd Vice President Rosa Collins during an interview.

Collins in her analysis said Nigeria athletes are strong and determined to do well at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, despite the late arrival of some athletes from Nigeria owing to late departure and visa associated hiccups.

“Our athletes are good to go, even when some of them arrived late with a few hours to their events, they were able to make it to the finals.

I’m talking about the 4×400m mix-relay team. They competed well and if they had arrived here early enough, the relay team would not have placed 6th position in the finals.”

On her evaluation of expected performance of Athletes, the former National Triple Champion said, “The Athletes have big dreams and are ready to perform and win laurels for Nigeria”

Two male sprinters would be competing today in the men’s 100m semi-finals and hopefully, they would berth in the finals.

Enekwechi Chukwuebuka in short put is now in the finals, we pray he wins and command podium appearance. To qualify for the finals in World Athletics Championships is not an easy achievement, Collins said.

On the health of athletes in camp, Collins said, “There is no problem; athletes are healthy and good to go,”

She also informed that the NIKE Kits supplied to the team have issues with sizes and not entirely complete, adding that the Nigerian federation should intensify effort in engaging a credible kits company for Nigeria athletes as the current arrangement falls short of a complete deal.

“Although, NIKE gave AFN free kits to participate at the World Championships and the federation is grateful, however, it’s also  important that AFN should locate, negotiate and agree on what it wants from a kits Company, there are lots of them in the US, She said.

Competition continues today in the 100m men’s semi-finals and finals.

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Most Popular

More from Author

Nigeria’s energy policy prioritises rapid integration of solar power

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared that...

Police inspector kills 2 gunmen in Imo, others wounded – VELOXNEWS

From Stanley Uzoaru, OwerriIt was a case of the hunter...

Nigeria plans electric vehicles for public transportation

From Isaac Anumihe, AbujaAs part of efforts to protect the...

Insecurity: We need to be steps ahead, increase arms production

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaVice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img

Read Now

Nigeria’s energy policy prioritises rapid integration of solar power

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared that the rapid integration of solar power into Nigeria’s energy mix will lead to an increase in electricity access to underserved and unserved communities.According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity,...

Police inspector kills 2 gunmen in Imo, others wounded – VELOXNEWS

From Stanley Uzoaru, OwerriIt was a case of the hunter being the hunted as a gallant police inspector attached to one of the formations in the State command shot and killed 2 gunmen who returned with their gang to Umuafom, Orogwe community in Owerri west Local...

Nigeria plans electric vehicles for public transportation

From Isaac Anumihe, AbujaAs part of efforts to protect the environment, the federal government plans to introduce electric vehicles for public transportation in Nigeria.Speaking at the ongoing 16th National Council on Environment, in Abuja, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said...

Insecurity: We need to be steps ahead, increase arms production

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaVice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria’s current security challenges and emerging threats require the country’s military and other relevant stakeholders to be several steps ahead of perpetrators while also stepping up local production of armaments.He said this after receiving a presentation...

Rice ban: Local rice producers now smile to bank

From David Onwuchekwa, NnewiThe Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stine Industries Limited, Amichi in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chief Akai Egwuonwu, said that the federal government’s ban on the importation of foreign rice into Nigeria to boost local production has yielded...

‘Stay to build Nigeria,’ UNIOSUN VC begs as varsity inducts 40 nurses – VELOXNEWS

From Lateef Dada, OsogboThe Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Prof Odunayo Adebooye, on Thursday, begged the newly inducted Nurses of the university to stay and build Nigeria.He made the plea at the 3rd induction/oath-taking ceremony of the 40 registered Nurses in Osogbo.The VC who noted...

Road to 2023: No wuru-wuru; elections must hold

From Molly Kilete, AbujaNational Security Adviser (NSA) Maj Gen Babagaba Monguno (retd) has assured that the 2023 general elections will hold on schedule.The assurance is coming amidst speculations over whether or not the elections would hold following the rising insecurity ravaging the country.The NSA indicated that...

Ukpai elected NNPP guber candidate for Abia

From Okwe Obi, AbujaDr Ukpai Iro Ukpai has been declared the winner of the Abia State New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) governorship primary election held at the state’s secretariat in Umuahia.Dr Ukpai from Ohafia in Abia North Senatorial zone was the sole aspirant for the gubernatorial...

FG says 3.6m indirect jobs created through $1.1b externally funded agric projects

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, AbujaThe federal government has disclosed that about 3.6 million indirect jobs have been created from $1.113 billion (about N461.9 billion) worth of externally funded projects being implemented by the present administration.The Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar, made this disclosure while appearing at the...

Shake-up as NAF appoints new branch chiefs, FOCs, others

From Molly Kilete, AbujaThe Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the appointment of new Branch Officers, Air Officers Commanding (FOCs) and other senior officers to man its units and formations across the country in a major shake-up in the service.The appointment is coming barely 24, hours...

UK court adjourns Ekweremadu’s case to Oct 31

A court in the United Kingdom on Thursday adjourned the case involving the former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, till October 31.According to TheCable, Ekweremadu will be remanded in custody until the next adjourned date.Ekweremadu, who is the lawmaker representing Enugu West Senatorial district, and his...

Oodua Women seeks Gani Adams’ support

By Lukman OlabiyiThe Ajo Obirin Oodua Agbaye has urged all Yoruba leaders, including Obas and stakeholders to be united in fighting the security challenges that is ravaging the south west region.The group expressed concern over the incessant terrorists’ attacks across the country, adding that the Yoruba...