The Induction which will take place in October of this Year (2017) will cap one of the greatest chapter of the University’s sports history in which Ms. Blessing Okagbare led the Miners to a NCAA 100 meters and Long Jump Titles.
Ever since her emergence Blessing has single handedly carried Nigerian Athletics in this early going of the 21st Century and still does till date. She gave Nigeria a double Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland in 2014 when she won the 100 and 200 meters breaking the Commonwealth record in the 100 meters at that.
“I want to tell the younger generation to focus on their dreams and take advantage of any good and great opportunities when they arise, which was what I did and I am grateful to God I did”
The star was very emotional during the Q & A session about her long journey into stardom and her coming induction but kept it together and rather dwelled on the joyful nature of her recognition and appreciation of her contribution to the Miners of UTEP.
Congratulations Mrs. Blessing Okagbare, African Sports Monthly which has been there with you since the early years of your career is proud of your accomplishments and will always be there to cap it eventually when you call it quits and beyond in years to come.