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Promoted Content11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Most Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of America6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has learned with shock and sadness the untimely death of veteran athletics coach,Adu Uruemu. “This is a very sad moment for track and field in Nigeria. We are still struggling to get over the passing of coaches Tobias Igwe and John Obeya. Now death has dealt us in the athletics family another blow. Coach Uruemu was more than a coach to his athletes. He was a father and a mentor and very helpful to all athletes. He was an optimist and championed the cause of the development of athletics in Nigeria. Until his death, he was the Secretary-General of Nigerian Athletics Masters,’ said George who recalled that coach Uruemu has produced a lot of Nigerian athletics talents some of whom are already in the United States to further their education and career. ‘Sprinter cum jumper, Ruth Usoro is one of the athletes Uruemu has produced for Nigeria. Ruth is fourth in the Nigerian all-time indoor list for long jump after leaping to a new 6.57m personal best last February. She is also one of the track and field athletes adopted in the adopt-a-talent programme by the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare in preparation for the 2020 Olympics. Coach Uruemu also coached long jumper, Omoshola Omolayo who is also on a track and field scholarship in the USA,’George added.Uruemu, a former sprinter cum quarter-miler also trained sprinters Bamidele Taiwo, David Sule, and Okey Ezuika to national stardom and was behind the success story of Nkem Ezealah,the young athlete who died from a car crash a few years ago. read also:AFN Ordinary Congress Postponed Due To Covid-19The AFN president says the federation will send a condolence message to the family of coach Uruemu and prays that God grants the family the fortitude to bear this great and irreparable loss. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Uruemu, head coach at Arena Athletics Academy died on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Lagos after complaining of a headache. He was aged 54. In a statement made available on Monday, AFN president, Olamide George said that the passage of Uruemu has devastated the athletics family in Nigeria.Advertisement Loading…
Sunday’s match – which was due to be played in Cloughjordan – has been called off as St Thomas’ are apparently unable to play.Meanwhile the Clare hurlers have made 8 changes to their side for tomorrows Munster senior hurling league tie with Limerick in Sixmilebridge.Among those changes Donal Touhy is in goal while Cian Dillion returns to captain from full back. Colm Galvin who was named at midfield for the Kerry game is at centre back with Jamie Shanahan at wing back in place of Brendan Bugler.Corks team to face Waterford in Mallow has also been named.The Rebels have gone for a mix of youth and experience with Antony Nash in goal behind a full back line of Jack Sheehan, Colm Spillane and Sean O’Donoughue.Lorcan Mc Loughlin and Christopher Joyce are in the half back line while Cormac Murphy and Daniel Kearney are in midfield.Patrick Horgan – who scored 2-5 against Limerick at the weekend is included at full forward.Alan Cadogan who scored 1-4 at the weekend is on the bench.