IAAF World Championships: Okagbare, Egwin hit London, other athletes stranded in Lagos

IAAF World Championships: Okagbare, Egwin hit London, other athletes stranded in Lagos

The delayed issuance of visas to several Nigerian athletes by the British High Commission may hinder the Country’s full participation at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

Two Nigerian athletes, US-based Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and Emerald Egwin have found their way to London for the championship.

While officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) are still battling to secure visas for the athletes and coaches for the World Championships, what appears a major challenge to the body may take place this morning as the Nigerian Association of Women In Sports (NAWIS) per Gowon Akpodonor [The Guardian]


NAWIS is said to have planned a big protest around major streets in Abuja to press home its demand that its representative on the board, Rosa Collins, be given the chance to contest the AFN presidency.

The London 2017 IAAF World Championships will commence on Friday with the preliminary of men’s 100m race among events on the schedule.

Okagbare, who is already in London and other female sprinters, will take their turn on Friday for the 100m race.

Culled from The Guardian

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