“I was looking forward to running before my home fans here at this competition but the injury I have been nursing for a while would not allow me to fulfill that promise to my fans out here. I am deeply sorry not realizing my dream outing here at Asaba,” Okagbare offered yesterday night.Okagbare is however hoping to participate in the women’s long jump event.The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist was harshly criticised by some of her Nigerian fans who believe her poor form since the beginning of the season may have been responsible for her withdrawal from the sprint events.Others took to the social media to castigate Okagbare as they believed she chickened out due to the domineering presence of Ivorian Marie Josee Ta Lou.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Africa’s 200 metres record-holder Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, wednesday pulled out of the women’s 100m and 200m races of the 21st African Athletics Senior Championships in Asaba.The Delta-born double sprint winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland was inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday night.Okagbare was to later confessed that her decision to pull out of the sprint events was a difficult one for her.
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 1 Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to see his side taking more risks in attack as they bid to remedy their goalscoring problem.The Reds have netted only three times in their opening five Premier League games this season.Liverpool fans will be hoping for a considerable boost to the tally on Sunday when Rodgers’ men host Norwich, against whom the Merseyside outfit have notched 21 goals over the course of their past five meetings.And Rodgers said ahead of the contest at Anfield: “It is about risk-taking.“I think, for some reason, that wee bit of risk has gone out of our game.“We need to ensure we take those risks in order to create in the game and bring that intensity to it.“The players have been working really hard at that over the last week or so and it only takes that one performance to spin the season around again.”