Nigeria's women are 4x200m World Champions
The quartet of Blessing Okagbare, Regina George, Dominique Duncan and Christy Udoh after winning 4x200 GOLD for Team Nigeria at the 2015 World Relays

Making of Champions CEO, Bambo Akani believes that Nigeria has the human resources to challenge the likes of USA and Jamaica in Athletics, as there is an abundant pool of talent to make the country a dominant force in the sport.

He argued that Nigeria should even be ahead of Jamaica and the United States, if there were some self-will and seriousness to make it happen.

During his interview with Sarafina on the “Game On” programme aired on 99.3FM Nigeria Info, Akani believes that if there are many Nigerian athletes at the level of Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria wouldn’t have to depend so much on her to win medals at major championships.

Here’s the audio of the full interview:



Athletics coverage was a discovery, having to move away from regularly writing about Football. Although it was initially daunting, but now being an authority in it makes the past effort worthwhile. From travelling on the same international flight with Nigerian athletes, to knowing you could easily interview: World Record holder Tobi Amusan, then Ese Brume, I have cut my teeth in this beat earning the trust of Athletics sources. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at Ringier media Nigeria, Chris is a Senior Sports writer, Photographer & Community manager at Making of Champions.


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