May 26, 2018

Urhobo union salutes Okagbare (Punch)

Urhobo union salutes Okagbare (Punch)

The apex socio-cultural umbrella of Urhobo people, Urhobo Progress Union, has saluted sprinter  Blessing Okagbare for breaking  Mary Onyali’s  22-year-old 200m African record at the 2018 Wes Kittley Invitational  in Texas on Saturday.

Okagbare   ran 22.04secs  to erase Onyali’s  22.07secs African record  in Switzerland in 1996.

In a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Abel Oshevire, the union urged Nigerian youths,  particularly those from  Niger Delta to emulate Okagbare.

The statement said,  “We are very delighted by this great accomplishment which is a product of determination, hard work and discipline. Indeed, breaking the 22-year 200m African record is no mere feat. Read more

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