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Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, Women’S 100 metres hurdles world record holder, has said grassroots development programmes and top-notch training can help the country discover more athletics world champions.

Amusan was speaking in Lagos at a dinner organised in her honour by The Plug, an entertainment firm, tagged ‘Tobi Amusan’s Homecoming.’ The champion blamed the exodus of the Nigeria’s top athletes to other countries to the benefits such nations offer the athletes.

“Grassroots sports development is something we lack here and the reason we often lose our top athletes to other countries of the world.

“From my experience training in the United States, if we can have such development here, we can groom young talents and unearth more Tobi Amusans,” Amusan said.