Nigeria’s hope of a great outing in the rowing event at the Olympics was boosted at the weekend with the approval of a month training scholarship for Tamaramiyebi Esther and a year training scholarship for her coach, Mrs. Regina Enofe in Tunisia.
According to Rowing, Canoe and Sailing Federation Secretary, Olubunmi Oluode, the scholarship was secured through the International Olympics Committee (IOC), NOC and World Rowing Federation.
“This is a big boost for Nigeria’s first female home-based qualified rower and her coach. This would give her ample opportunity to prepare well for the Olympics.
“The programme will grant her access to the best rowing coaches, access to modern and the best rowing boats and other equipment.
“In addition, she will have opportunity to train and compete with already qualified athletes from Asia and Africa,” she said.
She revealed that the athlete and her coach are already in Tunisia for the camping programme from where they would join Team Nigeria in Kizirazu for the final phase of training for the games.