Asaba 2018 Not Bad As Painted – Okagbare

Blessing Okagbare celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the Commonwealth Games women’s 100m at Hampden Park in Glasgow on July 28, 2014.

By Adrian Dennis (AFP)
Nigeria track queen Blessing Okagbare has said the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State, was not bad as painted.

Okagbare won 4x100m in the competition which was concluded recently.

“Overall, I think the competition was good and the organisation wasn’t as bad as people have put it out there,” she told Punch.

“Everything has been great. Although things happened that was beyond the control of the organisers, the truth is that it wasn’t as bad as it was projected to the outside world.”

According to her, “Such things generate negative energies, which are not good for the image of the country and the good efforts put into getting the event organised.

“Such negative energy is also not good for the psychology of athletes – so people need to put that behind them and move forward.”

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