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Blessing Okagbare MFR Fires Nigerian Athletics Federation

One of the best sprinters in Africa and the world currently Blessing Okagbare MFR. She is a professional athlete from Nigerian and has represented her home country in multiple championships.

Blessing is not happy about the treatment the Nigerian Athletes are going through. She blames the Nigerian Athletics Federation is not helping the athletes but always fighting for power.


Blessing made this announcement on her Twitter handle saying she is very disappointed in the federation. Blessing Okagbare MFR fires Nigerian Athletics Federation.

Blessing Okagbare said “I have said it before and I will say it again. If you do not know the sport, are not passionate about it/us (the athletes), then you have no business there as an administrator. The sport system in Nigeria is so flaw and we the athletes are always at the receiving end of the damages. They are busy fighting to overpower. Exercising their pride over puma contract/kits forgetting their major responsibility “THE ATHLETES”. It’s sad that this cycle keeps repeating itself and some people will come out to say I am arrogant for speaking my truth. It is my CAREER”.


Meanwhile, 10 of the Nigerian qualified athletes were disqualified and the Nigerian Athletics Federation hasn’t said anything about it yet.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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