The Nigeria Roller Sports Federation has invited 15 male and female athletes to camp ahead of the African Skating
Championship slated for, Lome, Togo, in December.
Fifty athletes from 35 states participated in the two-day trials. The athletes, who were selected after a two-day national trials in track events and marathon at the National. Stadium, Lagos, are Abu-Sadeeq Abdulrasheed, Ibrahim Adebowale, Tunde Ishola, Solomon Brown, Kelvin Vitani and Samuel Iganga.
Others are Adebowale Fatimah, Adeye Adeola, Itunu Oke, Thompson Muhammed and Chimaobi Patrick. The rest are Oyeniran Mathew, Omotayo Gideon, Mathew Lawrence and Emmanuel Onuegbu. Chairman, Technical Committee of the federation, Kingsley Nkisa, stated that the athletes would go into close camping in November.
He said, “The athletes we selected are technically sound and champions in their various categories and will definitely do the country proud in Lome. I have no doubt that they are going to win medals in the continental championship and that is why am appealing to corporate organisations to complement the efforts of our president, Comrade Joseph Eva, who has been single-handedly sponsoring the federation to enable us write the country’s name in gold in Togo.”
Vice-president of the federation, Onyekachukwu David, expressed confidence in the selected athletes, adding that they would be good ambassadors of the country in Togo.