Cross River breaking my heart, grassroots athlete laments

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By Ben Efe

Cross River State during the tenure of Liyel Imoke as governor, initiated a grassroots development programe,which became the envy of other States of the federation as the products of the that programme dominated schools sports and formed part of the national team.

Nkiru Iwoha… Shattered Dreams

However, with advent of the new administration captained by Ben Ayade, that programme style after a Jamaican track and field development blue-print, seems to have been suffocated on the alter of claims by government officials that there was no funds to continue.

Some of the junior athletes it produced have been left in the lurch and equipment are also rotting away in various storehouses at the UJ. Esuene Stadium Calabar.

One of the athletes that have been hit hard is Nkiru Iwoha; a talented mid and long distance runner. At only 12 years-old in 2013 , she dominated her event in…



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