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Warri 2013: Ogba tasks Nigerian juniors to perform

By Ben Efe

Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Solomon Ogba said yesterday that nothing short of  good performances are being expected from Nigerian juniors who will chase for continental honours at the maiden African Youth Athletics Championships billed to start March 27 in Warri, Delta.

The athletes who have been training in Port Harcourt are expected to hit Warri on Monday, the arrival date for the championships. And Ogba declared that the two weeks of training the Nigerian hopefuls received, gave him confidence that they are going to surpass expectations during the Warri meet.

“I am very optimist about their chances. But it is not just about Warri 2013, it will  come and go.

“What we are looking forward to see are good performances and this is what will determine what we will do afterward,” said the AFN boss.

“With what I have seen of them in training they should be able to do better than they did in the trials. “For instance look at an athlete like Divine Oduduru he did 10.51 in the trials, but in training he has done better than that.”


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