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The joy and thrills of Asaba 2018

Except for crass opportunism, blatant mischief and sheer dishonesty, it is unthinkable that any well-meaning Nigerian would dismiss the just- concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, a.k.a Asaba 2018, as a failure in an article circulating online. Aside from the fact that it is unfair and illogical to assess the success or otherwise of a major championship like Asaba 2018 based on a few glitches here and there, Abati became a victim of social media rumours in his haste to execute a sinister agenda.

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Athletes during Asaba games

The Highs and Lows of Asaba 2018

“I think this is my first and last time to come to Nigeria to compete!” These words went viral on Monday, July 30th, because they came from the fastest woman in the world in 2018, Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie Josee Ta Lou, who had taken to her social media accounts to vent about her team’s long stop-over in Lagos after it took several hours for the Ivoirian team to get connecting flights to Asaba for the 21st edition of the African Championships.

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