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Bunubunu athletes to honour Obiano at Onitsha City Marathon

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Kenyan star, Sheila Jepkosgei Chesang will feature at the first Onitsha Marathon.

Top Nigerian and Kenyan athletes, being managed by renowned Sports and Culture Managers, Bunubunu Culture and Sporting Limited, will storm Onitsha, Anambra State on Saturday for the maiden Onitsha City Marathon. It is their way of honouring the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano for his support to Bunu Bunu during their Award night in Cubana, Lagos.

It would be recalled that Chief Obiano sent a special delegation that showed strong support and warmly received Bunu Bunu Award for Excellence in Sports, Culture and Youth Empowerment at the award night

The president of Bunubunu Culture and Sporting Limited, Mr. Izuchukwu Udegbunam, said the athletes, namely, Allan Kemboi Biwott and Sheila Jepkosgeu Chesang, all from Kenya will join their Nigerian counterparts – Emmanuel Gyang Gwom, Adamu Shehu Muazu, Gideon Goyet Tangka, Deborah PamBadung, Mary Iho Moses and Blessing Shambor Solomon in the 21 Kilometre race (Half Marathon) as a mark of honour for the good work Governor Obiano is doing in transforming sports and culture in Anambra State.

“We at Bunubunu are proud of what Governor Willie Obiano is doing in the area of youth development, especially the creation of office of the commissioner for youth entrepreneurship and creative economy, and various ways of building and inspiring the youths of Anambra State. That is why we are bringing some of our best international athletes from Nigeria and Kenya as a tribute to him and our state on Saturday at the Onitsha City Marathon.

“Having taken most of these athletes to other parts of the world, where they performed creditably well, we thought it wise to showcase them in the commercial nerve centre of the East to enable them feel the hospitality and good environment of not only Onitsha, but the entire Anambra State,” he stated.

Udegbunam, whose athletes came second at this year’s Lagos City Access Bank Marathon, expressed optimism that his athletes would win the $10,000 at stake on Saturday, adding that their confidence level was high after quality preparation.


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