Former Abia state governor Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has threatened to embark on a One -Man protest match to the Nigeria Presidency unless medals winning Blessing Okagbare got rewarded as much as African champions Super Eagles.
Said Kalu: “I feel for Okagbare. Never in our history did anyone single handedly win all the country’s medals in a senior global competition. Okagbare achieved that in Moscow, yet nobody is planning a Presidential reception for this great athlete.”
Speaking further, the ex-governor explained that the Eagles got a good deal after their Nations Cup glory, a far cry from two World Championships medals by an individual.
Okagbare is on higher ground, having won Olympic bronze in 2008, and now silver and gold. She is more than an African champion and should be rewarded for her feat even if she did not win gold,” he added.
Kalu reminded compatriots that the last time Nigeria went for a big competition in Moscow, nothing came out of it. ”Yes, the Moscow ‘80 Olympics ended in disaster. Our best was seventh position in the men’s 4×100 relay.
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