The 2010 Commonwealth Gold medalist, Efionayi Agbonavbare and Nigeria female para powerlifting coach, Patience Igbiti were among the 15 coaches who graduated at the 2017 Nigeria Institute of Sports (NIS) over the weekend.
The grandaunts cut across courses from boxing, football, parapowerlifting, tennis among others after the completion of nine months advanced coaching and training diploma.
Patience, who also doubles as the Head Coach Para powerlifting at Edo state sports council, celebrated her graduation on her Facebook wall. She said the NIS is the best in the country adding that the certificate will further enhance her chances of squaring with other African and European coaches.
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“After the first international Para powerlifting session in Africa sponsored by AGITOS foundation, I said to myself that I’ll do everything possible to come out in flying colors. I’m happy my dreams are becoming realities,” she said
In the same vein, former Greco Roman champion, Efionayi Agbonavbare thanked God for the journey favor.
Former Super Falcons veteran goalkeeper, Precious Dede also graduated from the Nigeria Institute of Sports.
Precious, who last year called time on international career of 15 years, made her first appearance for the Super Falcons in a major competition in the 2003 Women’s World Cup in the United States.
She participated in four women World Cups, three Olympic Games and four AWC, which she won in 2010 and 2014.