Former world’s fastest man hired by Team Nigeria as Relay Coordinator for Commonwealth Games

29 Apr

A couple of weeks ago on the Sports Tonight Show on Channels TV, the show’s host, Toyin Ibitoye and Making of Champions Founder, Bambo Akani, discussed the appointment a couple of weeks ago of the former 100m World Record holder, Maurice Greene, as Team Nigeria’s Relay Coordinator for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July/August and the African Championships in Marrakech in August. The appointment has been seen as controversial in many quarters, not least by Nigerian Olympic GOLD Medallist, Enefiok Udo-Obong, who did not mince words in his blog when saying that he felt it was a waste of resources, especially given that 2 other Americans, Angie Taylor and Eric Campbell, are already at the helm of Nigerian Sports, as National Performance Director, and Performance Director for Athletics.

Despite Greene’s legendary status in the World of Athletics, questions are already being asked as to what appreciable impact he could possibly have on our athletes in 3 months, especially given that since his running days, he is more renowned as a pundit for Eurosport, and for a brief stint on the television show Dancing with the Stars…indeed the poor performance of Team Nigeria at the Mt SAC Relays in California over the weekend suggests that he will have his work cut out for him ahead of the Commonwealth Games – watch this space for more updates!

One Response to “Former world’s fastest man hired by Team Nigeria as Relay Coordinator for Commonwealth Games”

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  1. Nigeria’s 8th RELAY Medal – Men’s 4x100m Bronze @ Athens ’04 Olympics! | Making of Champions - May 21, 2014

    […] Nigeria’s 8th Relay Medal was won thanks to a brilliant run in the men’s 4×100 metres at the Athens Olympics, by the quartet of Olusoji Fasuba, Uchenna Emedolu, Aaron Egbele and Deji Aliu. This was an exciting race in which Nigeria was in contention until the very end. Interestingly, Maurice Greene, who ran the anchor leg for Team USA, is currently Team Nigeria’s relay coordinator for the World Relays this weekend, and the Commonwealth Games…: […]

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