Team Nigeria Arrives Dallas For US Relay Tour

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After the conclusion of the PVAMU Invitational in Texas, Team Nigeria athletes will take its Relays tour in the US to the city of Dallas ahead of its second event tomorrow.

After missing the World Relays in Poland three weeks ago due to visa issues, Team Nigeria’s athletes, shifted base to the United States with the hope of qualifying the Relay teams for the Tokyo Olympics.

Team Nigeria started with the PVAMU Invitational in Texas last Wednesday, where the athletes ran in the Mixed 4x 400m relay.

The team travelled by bus from Praire View to Dallas, while some of the athletes who are joining from other cities will fly direct to Dallas. The event in Dallas on Tuesday is more of individual races and the athletes will have the opportunity to use it to qualify for the Olympics.

Some Nigerian athletes are expected to join Team Nigeria before the two big relay events in Texas on May 25 and in Florida on May 30.

US-based trio of Chidi Okezie, Rosemary Chukwuma and Railwan Alowonle will fly from their different locations to the hotel, which Team Nigeria has already booked in Dallas

Commonwealth Games and two-time African champion, Tobi Amusan, is expected to hit Team Nigeria’s camp before the event on May 25 in Texas.

The duo of Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru’s schedules would determine if they would join Team Nigeria’s camp in the Relays tour of U.S.


Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.