The Stephen Keshi Stadium opened its doors for sports business yesterday as it successfully, hosted the Africa Tour event meant to test-run the facility, for the up coming African Athletics Championships biled for August 1-5.
Deltans came out in their hundreds to witness history from the young to the old, men, women from different works of life as well as traditional rulers were all present to add glamour to Wednesday’s Africa tour meet.
The State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa represented by his deputy Kingsley Otuaro expressed delight that the Stephen Keshi stadium became a reality in his tenure; adding that it is a delight to have fulfilled one of his campaign promises to the people of Delta.
On his part, CAA Asaba 2018, LOC chairman Solomon Ogba said he was proud to be part of history while also thanking all that worked tirelessly to make the Stephen Keshi Stadium a reality.
Divine Oduduru won the 100m with a time of 10.44s while the duo of Ogho-Oghene Egwero (10.46) and Enoch Adegoke (10.52) settled for second and third respectively.
After her heroics at the Commonwealth Games, Joy Udo Gabriel continued her fine run; winning the winning the women’s 100m event ahead of Matthew Ubong and Blessing Ogundinmu.
In the men’s 400m, old war horse Isa Salihu was the top man with a time of 46.70s while the duo of Orukpe Erayoikan and Achimaya Daniel finished second and third respectively.
Patience Okon-George won the women race with 51.49 seconds.