Female Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare has been disqualified at the 12th African Games in Rabat, after a false start in the women’s 100 metres semi-finals heat.
Disappointed in her actions, she said; “This is disappointing. I was already looking forward to appearing in the final, but this is disappointing. I know my fans are disappointed and if you know me, you know I don’t just show up. I show up and I am also there. Today didn’t go as planned but, lesson learned and gratitude given to God for my journey so far. Sometimes the blessing is not always about what’s given but what He takes away”
She was looking forward to Tuesday’s final of the event at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex before the incident.