The coordinator of Team Nigeria at the on-going 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Yusuf Ali, has expressed delight over the arrival of World Championship medallists –Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume – in the Nigerian camp.

Ali, the erstwhile captain of Team Nigeria, said the two athletes who won gold and silver in the Women 100m Hurdles and Women Long Jump respectively  at the just concluded World  Championships in Oregon, were expected to take little time off to rest ahead of the track & field events  of  Birmingham 2022.

“It is a surprise and good team spirit for us to have both Amusan and  Brume  this early because athletics events starts next week,” Ali who clocked 62 yesterday  said. “That they chose to come here is a demonstration of their readiness to excel at this Commonwealth Games  as well; we  are happy because this will also motivate others to do well.”

Fresh from Oregon, United States of America, Amusan and Brume arrived the Birmingham(CGB) Games Village camp in the early hours of yesterday to a rousing welcome by officials and athletes alike.

Amusan, the World Record holder and recently crowned World champion in the 100m hurdles and Long Jumper Ese Brume are favourites to clinch gold in their different events as they did at the last Commonwealth Games they were part of.

Athletics experts and coaches in Team Nigeria camp believe the positive energy and momentum of both Amusan and Brume will boost the confidence of the other athletes in camp.