Warri Set To Host World’s Top Athletes In The 4Th Annual Warri Relays

No fewer than 101 top athletes across the globe are expected to participate at the 4th Annual Warri Relays/Confederation of African Athletics Golden Prix.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria said on Wednesday in a statement that the event will hold on June 13 in Warri, Delta State.

Some of the athletes expected to participate include Nigerian-born Asian champion, Femi Ogunode, who represents Qatar; former 400m World Champion, Amantle Montsho of Botswana; and Kineke Alexander of St. Vincent.

The statement said that some top Nigerian foreign-based athletes were also expected to take part of the one-day championship. It quoted the AFN President, Solomon Ogba, as saying: “The event will surpass all other one day meets ever organised in Africa.

“This 2014 Warri Relays will be the biggest of all one day meets ever organised in Africa and we are proud to be the host.”

“We have 101 athletes coming from all over the world, including Nigerian-born Asian champion, Femi Ogunode, who represents Qatar.

“We also have Amantle Montsho of Botswana, a former 400m world champion, confirmed for this event.”

The statement said the meet, which would hold at the Warri Township Stadium, would also feature musical performance by top Nigerian musicians as part of its side attractions


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