CAA Championship: Minister to lead athletes to Cameroon 

Sports Minister Senator John Owan Enoh has promised to lead Team Nigeria’s athIetes to Douala, Cameroon for the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA), Seniors Championship which begins on July 21, 2024.

The Minister made this known in Benin City while addressing athIetes and officials of the AthIetics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Monday night.

He assured athIetes that as the Sports Minister, he owes it as a duty to lead from the front and ensure their progress.

Senator Enoh praised the athletes and officials of AFN board for doing so well at the Africa Games and  CAA Zone ll Championships in Accra, Ghana where they placed first over all and pledged that their journey to Douala would be stress less.

“I am going to lead you to Cameroon, you have done well, AFN board has also done well, I want to be part of your progress in Cameroon, I will address you again where you can ask questions about your concerns.”

Speaking to journalists, the minister explained that athIetes have received 99% of their allowances, adding that the one per cent left may have not submitted their account details.

When a question was asked among athIetes,it was discovered that only one of them has not been paid and she confirmed that she’s yet to submit her account details to AFN.

Meanwhile, World record holder, Tobi Amusan, won the women’s 100m hurdles in a time of 12.78 seconds. Adaobi Tabugbo came second in 13.33 seconds and Faith Osamuyi finished third 13.52 seconds .

The men’s 110m hurdles title went to Alexander Chisom Chukwukelu in 13.92 seconds ahead of Musa Great Wisdom 13.44 seconds and the Long jumpers on Monday had a good outing as they recorded improved performance.

Emmanuel Njoku gone out to a massive Personal Best (PB) of 8.00m at the Nigerian Olympic Trials in Benin.

Three Nigerian men jumped over 8 metres on home soil which has never happened before.

The National Trials ends on Wednesday with the final of the 200m, 400m and the relays.