Sunday, October 21, 2018

The CAASABA 2018 has come and gone it is left, to be seen what the Nigerian Athletics Federation have learnt from the various challenges, and hitches that came with it.

The Arrival period and opening day encountered too many difficulties, from miscommunication to alleged abandonment of some National Teams at the Airport even down to no proper arrangements for journalists, this has led to widespread criticism by both local and international bodies. 

Another amazing experience was the falling of the Tank which supplied water to the swimming pools, This challenges faced has also been escalated in many ways which has also dented the Nations Image even as they seek to bid for the Worlds athletics championships.

Solomon Ogba came out to refute some of the claims categorically calling the media agents who reported some of the news as “blind” and he also added that the Tank fell a 100m from the stadium in an area under construction. The question still remains has Nigeria not got what it takes to Host Africa in one city? How then will they want to host the world in 2023.

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ASABA 2018: DAY2 REPORT(AUDIO)

Friday, 03 August 2018 10:29

 

Tobi Amusan and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi wrote their names in gold for Team Nigeria on Day 2 of the 21st edition of the African Championships taking place in Asaba, Nigeria.

 

Amusan was the first athlete to win a medal for the hosts after she finished first in the women’s 100m Hurdles final in a time of 12.86s.

 

It is the 2018 Commonwealth Games Champion's first senior African Championships and she expressed delight at how successful her season has been.

 

Enekwechi dominated the men’s Shot Put event to clinch Team Nigeria’s second GOLD at the tournament.

 

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist claimed the victory with his fifth round effort of 21.08m, which broke the 14-year-old 20.04m Championship Record of South Africa's Janus Roberts.

 

Mohamed Khalifa of Egypt placed 2nd with a mark of 19.33m, while Kyle Blignaut of South Africa was 3rd with a best throw of 19.33m.

 

In the women's Hammer Throw final, Nigeria’s Temilola Ogunrinde earned a Silver medal with her fourth round effort of 67.39m. She has now broken Queen Obisesan’s National Record (NR) of 66.86m set in February.

 

South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou clinched gold in the men and women’s 100m final respectively on Day 2 of the 21st African Championships in Asaba.

 

Simbine, who finished third in Durban two years ago, won the race in a time of 10.25s while his compatriot Simon Magakwe settled for Bronze with a time of 10.35s. 

 

Let's now take a listen to Akine Simone as he spoke after winning the race. 

 

Ivory Coast's record holder Arthur Cisse took Silver with a time of 10.33s, while Nigeria's Seye Ogunlewe finished fifth with a time of 10.45s

Ogunlewe was furious after the race.

 

 

In the women's event, Ta Lou maintained her unbeaten streak in the 100m this year as she raced to GOLD in 11.15s.

 

Ghana’s Janet Amponsah claimed Silver in 11.54s as Nigeria’s Joy Udo-Gabriel (11.58s) won Bronze at her maiden outing at the African Championships.

We have reactions from Joy Udo-Gabriel

 

 

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