All eyes on Brume, Eraiyokan, Nwokocha as track/field events begin today
Nigeria’s top athletes, Ese Brume, Orukpe Eraiyokan, and Grace Nwokocha are some of the star attractions as the track and field events get underway today at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival.
The highly-rated Olympics-bound athletes will not only seek to win laurels for their states, but will also be jostling for qualification standard during the events, which kick off at 7.00 a.m. today and runs to April 14.
According to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, some of the top stars to watch out for are current national sprints champion, Grace Nwokocha, Orukpe Eraiyokan and Chidi Anthony Okezie.
The Guardian recalls that former African champion and two times Olympics bronze medallist, Mary Onyali, who is now a senior special assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, was discovered at LAGELU 1982 National Sports Festival held in Oyo State.
Other notable athletes discovered at the festival include Yusuf Alli, Henry Amike, Fatimah Yusuf, Bose Kaffo, and Deji Aliu, among others.