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Crew Nigeria explains Oduduru’s absence from time out to Mauritius

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The 22nd African Senior Athletics Championships will commence this day in Mauritius with out one of Africa’s top sprinters, Divine Oduduru, who holds Internal most Bests of 9.86 seconds in 100 metres and 19.73 seconds in 200 metres.

Oduduru has been a delight to maintain a study in the continent’s monitor and discipline since his days at Childhood and Junior stage, winning titles in all these courses. He’s a two-time champion at the African Childhood Athletics Championships and 5-time African Junior champion in the sprints.

In 2013, Oduduru won the hearts of many athletics followers in Mauritius with a spectacular scramble to carry the 200m, which catapulted Crew Nigeria to the tip of the medals table all around the Africa Junior Championship.

Since he moved to the senior cadre, Oduduru has represented Nigeria at varied global occasions, including the 2014 Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow and 2014 African Athletics Championships sooner than winning the 200m silver medal at the 2015 African Video games. He won a gold and silver for Nigeria at Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship. He modified into as soon as at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games.

Oduduru has been lacking from the athletics scene for the reason that Tokyo Olympics, raising web voice in some quarters for the reason that involvement of his closest excellent friend, Blessing Okagbare, in a drug scandal.

An legitimate of Crew Nigeria to Mauritius 2022 African Athletics Championships suggested The Guardian whereas on transit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the day prior to this, that Oduduru could per chance no longer assign the time out due to a necessity of elements.

“First, we are yet to perceive why Oduduru decided to limit himself to private coaching in Sapele, Delta Remark for the reason that Tokyo Olympics. Again, he has no longer participated in nationwide occasions, such because the All Comers and the Classics this twelve months. He has no longer also taken phase in any global competition, including the a pleasant need of invitational competitions around Europe. So, it modified into as soon as intelligent for Crew Nigeria to include Oduduru in this time out to Mauritius,” the legitimate said.

Crew Nigeria arrived in Mauritius late the day prior to this after a in point of fact long time out via Dubai, because the total contingent could per chance no longer salvage ample seat in a South Africa-lumber airline.

The legitimate is confident that Nigeria, with a blend of first timers and established athletes, can maintain a decent day time out in Mauritius.

“So a lot of our seasoned athletes are racy about the NCAA series in the U.S., holding similtaneously with Mauritius 2022,” the legitimate said.

Efforts to utter with Oduduru, the day prior to this, were unsuccessful as quite lots of calls to his telephone weren’t answered.

The championship will function preparations for Crew Nigeria ahead of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, U.S., subsequent month and the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham in opposition to the quit of July.

Nigeria positioned third on the medals table at the 21st African Championships with 9 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals in the abet of Kenya (11, 6, 2) and South Africa (9, 14, 8).

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