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Shame! No Nigerian in African Hall of Fame?

Oh what a shame! whatever happened to Nigerian Athletics stars of the 80s and 90s.

I was reading through the list of inductees to the 1st ever Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) Athletes Hall of fame and to my shock there was no Nigerian on the list.

There were many worthy athletes that have done Africa proud in the past, those with outstanding achievements - Olympic, World and African titles - on the list, but you also have athletes with barely any known achievements on the continent inducted.

It will interest me greatly to know the criteria CAA had used to select the list of thirty-five (35) great African athletes of our generation without the inclusion of long time African 100m champion in the late 80s and early 90s, Chidi Imoh, African queen of the track, and Olympic 200m bronze medallist Mary Onyali, Olympic 400m silver medallist Falilat Ogunkoya or Olapade Adeniken. These are athletes who dominated the All African Games for many years and won laurels for Africa at the World cu…

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Tirunesh Dibaba meets the press

at the 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bekele wins 6th title in Edinburgh 2008

Classic Bekele's performance despite the initial shoe problem