Athletics: Team Nigeria Prepares For US Relay Tour


Team Nigeria is expected to appear in its first US Relay tour on Wednesday at the Prairie View A & M University in Texas, USA.

Team Nigeria were amongst the countries listed for the 4x100m and the 4x400m relay events.

Nigeria’s next outing will be on May 18 at AP Ranch in Dallas, before another relay event scheduled for May 25 in Texas. Team Nigeria’s last relay event in the tour of US will hold on May 29 in Florida.

Some Nigerian athletes also listed for the US Relays are still in their hotel rooms in Abuja awaiting their visas. Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Secretary, Niyi Beyioku, confirmed that the athletes would depart as soon as their visas were ready.

Among the athletes still waiting in Abuja are Seye Ogunlewe and Alaba Akintola, who won the 200m gold medal at Edo 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Team Nigeria, which is seeking relays qualifications for the Tokyo Olympics, missed the World Relays in Poland two weeks ago due to visa issues.


Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.

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