Nigerian spinster, Blessing Okagbare, has said she would be exchanging marital vows with her boyfriend, former Super Eagles player, Igho Otegheri in the month of November.
Okagbare, who won gold for Nigeria in the 100m and 200m athletics event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, disclosed that she and her lover had been intimate before traveling to the United States of America, USA.
She spoke of the romance: "I knew him first as a friend, we never thought of being together but along the line we started talking through something I can’t disclose now and I’m very happy that he asked me out, I like him because he is now more than a friend to me; he has my number which makes him call regularly each time I’m outside the country
“Igho is the man I love so much because he possesses all the qualities of the kind of man I want in a man and the fact that I'm a star does not get into his head, but he sees me as the woman he loves which is one thing I want.”
The 25-year old Sapele-born, Delta State athlete, won a bronze medal in long jump events at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She is a nominee for award of the Sports Woman of the Year award by the Nigeria Sports Award.