Why Onyia ran into the arms of Spain

In April 2007, one of Nigeria's talented athletes turned her back on her country and embraced the maroon and yellow national colours of Spain, toeing the paths of Francis Obikwelu and Glory Alozie who in 2001, adopted Portuguese and Spanish nationalities respectively.

Almost three years down the line, Josephine Onyia, who specializes in the 100 metres hurdles, says she has no regrets dropping the green and white colours of Nigeria in order to seek greener pastures.

"When I was running for Nigeria it was okay but running for Spain is more comfortable because whatever I need is being given to me as soon as I want it. When I was in Nigeria, when I needed something or the facilities to train, I didn't get that completely. I feel with time Nigeria will get there," she said.

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