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I’ll love to marry a Nigerian, says winner of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon female category

By NAN   |   11 February 2017   |   1:43 pm

Rhoda Jepkhorir winner of Access bank Marathon female category / Photo: Twitter/Access bank lagos city marathon

Rhoda Jepkhorir of Kenya, the first female elite athlete to cross the finish line in Saturday’s 2nd Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, said she would not hesitate to marry a Nigerian if approached.

Jepkhorir told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the finish point that she would not hesitate due to the kind nature of Nigerians.

“If a Nigerian man should ask for my hand in marriage, I will marry him because Nigerians are nice people.


“Nationality is no barrier, so far he is committed and caring, I will have no option,’’ she said.

She also said that she loved watching the duo of Nigerian actors, Aki and Pawpaw, saying that she was so attached to Nigeria.

“Aki and Pawpaw are my best actors in Nigeria, I have so much love for the Nigerian movie industry,’’ the runner said.

The athlete, who is visiting Nigeria for the first time, said that winning the race was a dream comes through for her.

“The race has given me the opportunity to come to my dream country, I will come over and over again,’’ she said.




  • Mudashir Olawale Sunmonu

    Nice to hear, but Nigerians don’t appreciate themselves

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    I am not sure if this is good or bad news. I think both. Good that Nigerian feel good that they are desirable, but bad as Nigerian reputation is at the lowest ebb imaginable: Killings, corruption, fraud, etc and this woman will just be 419’ed or ‘yahooed’!

  • Mare

    Be careful oh girl not to fall into the hands of ritualist pretending to be the suitor.

    • gtjimoh

      Is that the only thing you can say about your country men? Who told you they don’t have ritualist in Kenya?

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