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Mercy Nku: Ese Brume capable of making history at World Indoors in Glasgow

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Former Nigeria 100m champion and two-time World Athletics Championships finalist, Mercy Nku believes Ese Brume can become the first Nigerian woman to win a World Indoor Championships title.

Brume is the lone Nigerian woman participating in the championships slated to hold this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 27 year old won a silver medal at the last edition of the championships and Nku is confident the Olympic bronze medallist can deliver gold because she has proved to have the big ocassion temperament.

Brume is seventh on the World Athletics’ top list of performers going to the championships but Nku, finalist in the 60m event in Lisbon, Portugal in 2001 says Brume has proved it is what matters on the day that is crucial.

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‘Two years ago in Serbia, Ese came from almost nowhere to win the silver medal. She didn’t compete in the pre-championships circuit but jumped 6.85m in the final,’ said Nku who won the 100m gold at the African Games in 1999.

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She says Nigerian women deserve to have at least a world indoor champion.

‘Sunday Bada and Olusoji Fasuba won gold for Nigeria at the championships but it is the women that have done more for Nigeria and Ese can do that for us so that we can complete the circle of having an Olympic, World outdoor and indoor champion,’ added Nku.

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