Asaba 2018 AAC Update – Athletes test run Asaba Stadium

Oduduni Drive, 100m winner
Oduduni Drive, 100m winner of the 2018 Africa Tour Asaba
The main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba opened its doors yesterday as it successfully, hosted the Africa Tour event meant to test-run the facility, for the up coming African Athletics Championships (AAC) that is scheduled to hold from te August 1-5, 2018.
Deltans especially residents of Asaba came out to witness history from the young to the old, men, women from different works of life as well as traditional rulers were all present to add glamour to Wednesday’s Africa tour meet.
The State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa represented by his deputy Kingsley Otuaro expressed delight that the Stephen Keshi stadium became a reality in his tenure and they are able to put it to use hosting major events; adding that it is a delight to have fulfilled one of his campaign promises to the people of Delta. On his part, CAA Asaba 2018, LOC chairman Solomon Ogba said he was proud to be part of history while also thanking all that worked tirelessly to make the Stephen Keshi Stadium a reality.

In the 100m, Divine Oduduru won with a time of 10.44s while the duo of Ogho-Oghene Egwero (10.46) and Enoch Adegoke (10.52) were second and third respectively. After her performance at the Commonwealth Games, Joy Udo Gabriel continued her fine run; winning the women’s 100m event ahead of Matthew Ubong and Blessing Ogundinmu. In the men’s 400m, Isa Salihu was the top man with a time of 46.70s while the duo of Orukpe Erayoikan and Achimaya Daniel finished second and third respectively. Patience Okon-George won the women race with 51.49 seconds.


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