Okagbare’s coach, Etsebiminor, in Uyo for Mobil athletics

Daniel Etsebiminor has joined the coaching team at the ongoing Akwa Ibom State/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Holiday Camping and training programme holding in Uyo. The Delta State-born coach helped Blessing Okagbare get to the limelight.

Etsebiminor also has Divine Oduduru in the long list of athletes he has nurtured to stardom. He will be in charge of the sprints event in Uyo.

He was one of Nigeria’s coaches to the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and was also in the country’s delegation to the African Senior Athletics Championships in Nairobi, the All Africa Games in Maputo in 2011; the IAAF World Junior Championship in Barcelona in 2012 and the IAAF World Relays in Bahamas in 2015.

“I cherish this opportunity to work with the futures of track and field in this country and I must..
commend the organisers for such a worthy initiative. To bring 200 athletes together under one roof and work with them for two weeks is an idea that should be encouraged,” he said.

By the weekend the coaches were addressed by the President of the Nigeria Athletics Coaches Association, Mr Gabriel Okon, who asked them to keep their eyes open for those promising athletes. Professor Lucas Ogunjimi later took them through the coaching programme for the two weeks. In attendance were coaches Utit Nkantah, Ken Onuaguluchi, Armelia Edet, George Abadomi, Steven Nuhu, Daniel Umoette and Solomon Abari.

Also officials of Mobil Producing Nigeria, led by Mrs Regina Udobong , Manager, Public and Govt Affairs QIT, supervised the distribution of sports equipment to the kids.

The delighted students thanked MPN for the gesture and promised to maximise the opportunity offered them.