Making of Champions’ (MoC) first Northern athlete, Suraj Habib revealed in a chat with ACLSports his determination to succeed with the Lagos-based track club following his relocation from Kaduna.
At an official unveiling which took place in Surulere, Lagos; Habib was one of the track club’s three senior athletes unveiled for the year 2019. “It is a good one. I feel very happy because they are trying to sponsor me educationally and also in my athletics career. So its left for me to do well and focus on my future,” he said.
“My expectation was to train with them and also work hard to see what I can offer this season because it’s all about hard work and if you work hard you will see the result. So far, since I came to Lagos this year I haven’t been disappointed and it has been good training with coach Deji Aliu and other officials of the Making of Champions (MoC) track club,” the Kaduna born athlete added.
On how it feels to be the club’s first Northern athlete Habib said “It feels great to be their (MoC) first Northern athlete because I worked hard for it and my hard work is what has brought me here.”
Meanwhile at Making of Champions (MoC) it’s not all about sports alone as the athletes are usually encouraged to get the required education that would take them even further in their athletics career. So like every other MoC athlete who is currently in school, working on their transfer or registering for exams to get into school, MoC has also been making plans on getting Habib into the higher institution where he can have his tertiary education.
“My plan is to study hard because I have already registered for JAMB and WAEC this year. I’ve also started attending coaching classes in order to get admission this year and I am sure I will get admission this year because I am studying hard for it and I was prepared for it even before coming to Lagos; so the whole arrangement is good for me,’ he said.
Habib’s hunger, determination, drive and confidence has never been in doubt as he reckons that his ultimate goal is to one day represent his beloved country and also emulate fellow Kaduna born Olympic medalists like Musa Audu, Godday James and Franca Idoko.
“I am looking forward to fly the country’s colours the way they did and I am working very hard to reach that position and I am very sure that I will be there one day. I’m very sure,” he reiterated.