African Championships: What is Nigeria’s game plan?


By  Yemi Olus

In less than two months, the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Senior Championships will be upon us, with the competition set to take place from August 1st to 5th at the Delta State capital, Asaba.

*Abdelkbir El Ouadi of Morocco evades challenge from Christantus Ejike of Nigeria during the 2014 CAF African Nations Championships Quarterfinal football match between Morocco and Nigeria at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 25 January 2014

Going by Nigeria’s pedigree in the sport over the past decade, many will be expecting the host country to dominate the championships, especially for a country like ours that boasts of huge potential in Track and Field, and has produced some of the continent’s finest athletes.

However, a cursory look at the last five editions of the…

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