Nigeria rounded off Day 4 activities at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships with gold and silver in the women’s and men’s 4x100m relays, in Douala Cameroon respectively.

The quartet of Justina Eyakpobeyan, Tima Godbless, Olayinka Olajide, and Tobi Amusan ran 42.76s to win gold in the women’s event ahead of Liberia and Ghana.

The victory increased Nigeria’s gold medals to four.

Titiana Eyakpobeya started a great race and handed over Tim’s Godbless on time. Godbless did not disappoint, as she overpowered her challengers to hand the baton to Olayinka Olajide, who ran the last bend to hand it over to Susan.

Amusan had arrived in Douala on Thursday morning alongside other members of the Nigerian contingent with no sign of illness. But she fell ill in the night, and the Sports Ministry’s medical personnel attached to the AFN team to Douala advised her to take a rest.

She took part in the 4x100m relay final because AFN Technical Director Samuel Onikeku tendered a medical report on her, unlike the duo of Favour Ofili and Rosemary Chukwuma, who pulled out of the 100m semifinal without the knowledge of the technical committee.

Meanwhile, Prestina Ochonogor, who only came onto the scene this year, finished fourth in the women’s long jump, proving herself as a big revelation at the championships. She won bronze at the African Games.

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