Coach hails Team Nigeria’s performance at Commonweal​th Games

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LAGOS – Uruemu Adu, an athletics coach with the Lagos State Grassroots Sports Development, on Friday commended Team Nigeria for their efforts in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Nigeria currently has eight gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals.

Adu told NAN in Lagos that the athletes won so much medals due to the long-term support from various quarter adding that the country could have won more in athletics if the home-based athletes were given adequate support.

“It’s a right step; it shows that if the right support is given to individuals they can go places.

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“If you look at our medal prospects they are just from Delta State, why it is so; because Delta has known their potential and supports them.

“And I believe we could have done more if we supported our home-based and it has shown that some of our home-based can do better, with the likes of Esther Ogume doing better, winning gold in long jump.

“It shows that we have potential in this country; that if they are fully supported by their various state governments and individuals and corporate bodies, I think the sky is the limit.’’

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