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Morocco 2019: AFN begins camping with 42 athletes

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Friday opened camping for the African Games in Morocco with 42 athletes invited for trials in Kaduna.

Those invited by the federation in a letter by its Secretary-General, Elija Ademu, includes 21 males and 21 females and they are expected to start reporting to camp from 6 p.m. on Friday.

The letter said the camping would be at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna, while the athletes will be lodged at the Muss Fair Hotel, Constitution Road, Kaduna.

The breakdown of invited athletes shows that seven males and five female were invited for the 100m and 200m, while six males and five females were invited for the 400m relay race.

Two male athletes, Osadolor Emmanuel and Martins Ogieriakhi were invited for the 110m hurdles, while Joy Abu and Comfort Ekanem are for the 400m hurdles. Grace Ayemoba and Oluwakemi Francis will contest in the 100m hurdles.

Long Jump event has Tosin Oladimeji for male category and the duo of Fegor Clifford and Precious Okoronkwo contest in the female category.

Tripple jump has Jery Oluwayemi, male category and Ibukun Ibrahim and the High Jump has Erhire Omamumayowi, Esther Isa and Tope Adesina.

Kalu Onwuka, Nkechi Leticia and Orobosa Frank complete the list for the Short Put event.

According to AFN, the athletes are to report to the camp with their travelling documents (International Passport and Yellow Card), training kits and two recent passport photographs.

The African Games will be held in Morocco between Aug. 19 and Aug. 31.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released a list of 47 athletes expected to resume a camping exercise in Kaduna on Friday, July 5th, ahead of the 2019 African Games billed to hold in Morocco in August.

The list includes 24 Male Athletes and 23 of their female counterparts.

The male athletes listed for the 100m/200m are Enoch Adegoke, Emmanuel Arowolo, Alaba Akintola, Jeremiah Jakpa, Idjesa Uruemu, Abdul Gafar Abdulsalam and Thankgod Igube.

In the women’s category, Rosemary Chukwuma, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Ogundiran, Adekunle Jasper and Anita Taviore were named.

For the men’s quartermile event, Emmanuel Ojeli, Samson Nathaniel, Sikiru Adeyemi, Daniel Atinaya, Shedrach Akpeki and Orukpe Erayokan were listed. The invitees in the women’s event are Favour Ofili, Patience Okon-George, Blessing Ovwighoadjebre, Deborah Adewale and Blessing Oladoye.

Samuel Osadolor and Martins Ogieriakhi made the 110m Hurdles list, while Grace Ayemoba and Kemi Francis are to represent the female sprint hurdlers. Timothy Emoghene, Henry Okorie and David Olowookere were listed for the 400m Hurdles, as well as Joy Abu and Comfort Ekanem.

Other athletes included on the list are Toyin Oladimeji (Long Jump), Oluwayemi Blessing (Triple Jump), Best Erhire (High Jump), Onwuka Eke Kalu (Shot put), Samuel Adams (Javelin), and Nnamdi Chinecherem (Javelin).

Completing the list of invited athletes are Princess Kara (Discus), Kasie Ugeh (Javelin), Blessing Ibrahim (Triple Jump), Esther Isa (High Jump), Tope Adesina (High Jump), Fegor Clifford (Long Jump), Precious Okoronkwo (Long Jump), Nkechi Chime (Shot put) and Anabel Frank (Shot put).

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