By Tony Ubani
Former 400 m star, Sunday Uti is here in the Olympic Village and has joined hands with athletics coach, Innocent Egbunike to tinker the athletic team at the Olympics.
Apparently aware of the worried state of Nigerians, Uti said that the athletic team would wipe tears of Nigerians. ‘’I know that many Nigerians are apprehensive that Team Nigeria has not yet gotten any medal. Not to worry. The athletic team will bring smile to their faces”, Uti who was house-hold name during the golden era of Nigerian athletics said.
‘’We are here to offer them tips and to help out where it is necessary. From what I have seen so far, there is hope. There will be light at the end of the tunnel”, he assured.
Fitness is key to Nigerian athletes—Ebgunike
Coach of the Nigerian athletics team, Innocent Egbunike is excited about the fitness of his athletics as they gear up for their events that roll off the blocks on Friday.
By Tony Ubani Reporting form London
Egbunike, a quarter-miler of international repute during his time says he is not under pressure because Team Nigeria are yet to win any medal of any colour.
‘’There is absolutely no pressure on me or the team. We are concerned about our events and we are doing everything to do well. I am happy that all the athletes are fit.
My prayer is that their fitness sustain them to the medals”, the man who was described as not ‘’Innocent” by former President of Kenya, Arap Moi because of his amazing 400m race that displaced a Kenyan at the All Africa Games in 1987 said.