Nigeria Selects 53 Athletes to 22nd Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius 

Nigeria Selects 53 Athletes to 22nd Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Mauritius

The Nigerian Athletics Federation (AFN) has named 53 competitors to compete in the 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships (COCAAS22).

The championships will take place in Port-Louis, Mauritius from 8-12 June 2022.

Many of Team Nigeria’s student-athletes from the United States will be competing in the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, which will take place the same week as the African Senior Championships.

The absence of Nnamdi Prosper, Alaba Akintola, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Imaobong Nse Uko, Favour Ashe, Udodi Onwuzurike, Nathaniel Ezekiel, Alaba Akintola, and other student-athletes who have qualified for the NCAA Finals in Oregon, according to AFN Technical Director Samuel Onikeku, led to the AFN’s

Nonetheless, the Nigerian squad still has outstanding athletes such as Ese Brume (Long Jump), Tobiloba Amusan (100m hurdles), Chioma Onyekwere (Discus Throw), and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, who are all defending African champions and World medalists (Shot Put).

According to AFN President Tonobok Okowa, the team will depart for Mauritius on Monday, June 6.

Full List

Women

100m
Godbless Tima Seikeseye
Praise Ofoku
Tobi Amusan

200m
Praise Idamadudu
Godbless Tima Seikeseye

400m
Patience Okon
Praise Idamadudu
Opeyemi Oke

100m Hurdles
Tobi Amusan
Miracle Thompson
Joy Abu

400m Hurdles
Abasiano Akpan
Sarah Ochigbo

Heptathlon
Kemi Francis

10km Racewalk
Fadekemi Olude

Discus
Chioma Onyekwere
Obiageri Amechi
Princess Kara

Shot Put
Anabel Orobosa
Sade Olatoye

Hammer
Sade Olatoye
Queen Obisesan

High Jump
Temitope Adesina

Triple Jump
Mercy Honesty
Onara Obamuwagun

Long Jump
Ese Brume
Ruth Agadama

4x100m
Godbless Tima Seikeseye
Tobi Amusan
Praise Ofoku
Ese Brume
Ruth Agadama
Yakubu Bilikis
Joy Abu

4x400m
Patience Okon
Ella Onojuvwewo
Opeyemi Deborah Oke
Praise Idamadudu
Osunobun Queen
Osaretin Joy Usunbor
Joy Abu

Men

100m
Seye Ogunlewe
Raymond Ekevwo
Nicholas Mabilo

200m
Fakorede Nicholas Adekalu
Chidi Okezie

400m
Samson Nathaniel
Adeyemi Sikiru
Chidera Johnson

110m Hurdles
Prosper Ekporere
Abejoye Oyeniyi
Alex Al-Ameen

400m Hurdles
Rilwan Alowonle

Decathlon
Osadolor Samuel

Discus
Ugeoke Vincent

Javelin
Adams Kure Samuel

Shot Put
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi
Dotun Ogundeji

Long Jump
Tobechukwu Emmanuel

Emmanuel Oritsemeyiwa
Nwokocha Ineh

Triple Jump
Kalu Chidozie Ikenga

High Jump
David Aya

4x100m
Seye Ogunlewe
Raymond Ekevwo
Oghene Ogho Egwero
Fakorede Nicholas Adekalu
Mabilo Nicholas
Karlington Anunagba

4x400m
Samson Nathaniel
Adewale Sikiru
Nnamani Johnson
Chidera Ayo
Toriseju Adeola
Ifeanyi Emmanuel Ojeli
Chidi Okezie

4x400m Mixed Relay
Nathaniel Samson
Ifeanyi Ojeli
Sikiru Adeyemi
Patience Okon
Opeyemi Oke
Idamadudu Praise

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 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 the 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 "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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