Sunday, April 14, 2013

Okpekpe 10km International Race: LOC Meets Governor Oshiomhole

The Local Organizing Committee of the Okpekpe 10km International Race is to meet the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole Monday 15th April at the Government House in Benin City.
Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, confirmed that the LOC would meet with the governor to brief him on the programme of the international race that is going to attract several top African athletes to the state.
“We will brief the comrade governor on the programme of the Okpekpe International 10km Race. We are also going to use the opportunity to finalize other matters regarding logistics for the race,” observed the AFN technical director.
A press briefing has also been scheduled to hold in Benin immediately after the meeting with the governor.
Meanwhile, National Long Distance Coach, Stephen Nuhu, has hinted that his wards will not allow the East Africans win the Okpekpe race without giving them a fight for the mouth-watering $25,000 at stake for the first position.
“Our camp is opens Monday 15th April for the Okpekpe race. We opened the camp with 45 runners out of which we are going to pick the best 30 to challenge the foreign athletes coming to Nigeria for the race,” Coach Nuhu who was at the AFN Golden League in Sagamu revealed.
He promised that the Nigerian road runners were going to be availed the opportunities of training on the course for over a two-week period before the race on May 4.

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