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12th AAG: Ekevwo, Enekwechi Win Gold For Team Nigeria; Oyeniyi Bags Silver

12th AAG: Ekevwo, Enekwechi Win Gold For Team Nigeria; Oyeniyi Bags Silver

Team Nigeria won Gold and Bronze medals in the men’s 100m final at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium on Day Two of the Athletics event of the 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco, reports Completesports.com.

Raymond Ekevwo won the race with a new personal best time of 9.96s (+1.6). He also qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Ivory Coast’s Arthur Cisse came second with a time of 9.97s, while Nigeria’s National Champion Usheoritse Itsekiri placed third with a personal best of 10.02s.

Chukwuebuka Enekwechi also won Gold for Team Nigeria in the men’s Shot Put event setting a new African Games record in the process.

Enekwechi’s throw of 21.48m eclipsed Frank Elemba’s old mark of 20.25m.

Meanwhile in the men’s 110m Hurdles final, Abejoye Oyeniyi overcame a poor start to race to a Silver medal, getting to the line in a time of 13.90s, finishing behind Algeria’s Amine Bouanani who won the GOLD in 13.60s.

Highly rated, Joy Udo-Gabriel finished in a disappointing fourth position in the women’s 100m final.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • My brother don’t defend what is obvious , our team to the last World cup was an embarrassment . It wasn’t so much about going out early,it was the way they played,haba,those guys were not the best Nigeria could offer at that level. Since after the World cup how many of them have been snapped up by clubside in Europe or moved on to better club side. Besides,we know of what happened when Emmanuel Adebayo came to Nigeria as a 17yr old, then recently we came to know that a Nigerian u17 coach demanded for bribe from David Alaba when his parents took him to the u17 camp but they refused and took him back to Austria . Can we say we don’t miss him today or that we didn’t miss Adebayo . Do you know how many cases like that ,that had taken place without our knowing, These foreign based Nigerians will spend their time and money to fly their children to our team camps only to be treated like as if they are not Nigerians, We should keep on calling them out otherwise they will go on destroying our football. The damage our football administrators and some coaches have done to our football is the reason we hardly qualify for Nation’s cup these days, it is the reason our under 17 and u20 teams struggle to qualify for World Cup by coming 4th in African qualifiers when we are larger and more populated than the first three countries combined. Now they say they want to host the World cup for women u20 and yet we don.t have any program for grassroots development,no football in schools and about 80% of our youths are in school yet we want to win the World cup, What a shame. Anyone defending the rot in our football is part of the problem.