The electrifying atmosphere inside the Stephen Keshi Stadium, at the ongoing 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, has prompted major African athletes to give credits to the fans that have been electrifying the stadium with their support since the competition began on Wednesday.
Top on this list of these athletes is Africa’s fastest man at the moment, Akani Simbine who said it was not only a delight to win the 100m Gold medal but to also be in Nigeria.
Simbine, described Nigeria as a sports-loving country, owing to the level of interest shown by the people since the commencement of the Championships in Asaba.
He said: “If Nigeria can start preparations on time by putting good logistics in place and doing all the necessary things, they can host the rest of the world in Athletics.
“The fans here are wonderful and very cheerful, which is also part of the glamour of major athletics meets in the world. So, if Nigeria can get the other things right, they can host the world,” he said.
Newly crowned 400m African Champion, Caster Semenya also hailed the high spirits of Delta state fans that have been thronging the Stephen Keshi Stadium in large numbers since Wednesday.