President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Sani M. Ndanusa has hailed the Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan on his revolutionary strides in sports and said that the recent success of Team Nigeria at the just concluded African Youth Athletics Championship in Warri was a sign positive sign that Nigeria Athletics was back on track.
Nigerian junior athletes powered to victory in the African championship winning 13 Gold, 10 Silver and 10 medals to beat Egypt which came second with 8 Gold, 6
Silver and 2 Bronze medals while Ethiopia finished third with 6 Gold 13 Silver and 6 bronze medals.
The NOC President said that he was more excited with the junior athletes because they showed so much vim and vitality that Nigeria holds the future of Athletics in Africa.
Ndanusa who is also the President of Nigeria Tennis Federation also commended the facilities that were used at AYAC.
“The use of Electronic Distance Measurement devices made the work of officials easy. The acquisition of the devices will no doubt bring about an improvement in the performances of our country’s athletes”.
Also, the NOC President commended the President of Athletics Federation, Chief Solomon Ogba for his hardwork and predicted that Nigeria would bounce back to winning ways with the eloquent programs of AFN. “Chief Ogba has passion for athletics and has demonstrated his love for the sport.
I am indeed grateful having him as President’’, Ndanusa said praising Confederation of African Athletics for letting Nigeria be the host of AYAC.