Okagbare, Okoro Exempted From All Nigeria Athletics Championship

okagbareThe Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has granted the request of Blessing Okagbare and Chinwe Okoro to be exempted from the ongoing All Nigeria Athletics Championships at the Warri City Stadium.

The two-day championship serves as trial for the Beijing 2015 IAAF Athletics Championship and Brazzaville 2015 All Africa Games.

Okagbare’s medical and sports science team had pleaded with the federation to exempt the athlete from the national trials, to enable her treat a knee injury and abdominal problem.

Okoro had also written to be excluded for the period of the trials because it coincided with her Master’s Degree examination.