Hosts Team Kwara female 4x100m relay team basking from the euphoria of finishing first ahead of Team Delta in one of the heats on Wednesday, are confident of claiming the gold medal of the event on Saturday during the closing ceremony of the 3rd National Youth Games (NYG) at University of Ilorin.
Captain of the team, Victoria Moses expressed this while fielding questions from newsmen after their hard won victory.
According to her, even though they were initially scared of Delta, the win has made them see the defending champions as ‘beatable’ and are bent on achieving that.
“Our expectation is to be the first team to beat Delta State. Though we were scared of them but we beat them in the heat and are hell bent on repeating same feat in the final,” she boasted.
On what they would further do to improve their chances of claiming the gold, Victoria said that they would improve on baton exchange and speed.
She said the team has spent a year bonding together and usually go for trainings at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
Other members of the quartet are Mistura Suleiman, Azeezat Adeniyi and Nsfisat Oyinloye.
Also speaking, assistant coach of the team who led them to victory, Oluwaseyi Adeniyi wondered why his girls are scared of Delta.
“I don’t know why they are scared of Delta. We have trained well and are sure of the gold medal,” he affirmed.
He said in view of the support the team has been receiving from the chairman of Kwara State Athletics Association, they would settle for nothing less than gold, which they would dedicate to him.