Nigeria’s sprint Queen Blessing Okagbare just tied the knot with her boo Igho Otegheri a few weeks ago and the newlyweds were looking forward to starting their lives together as husband & wife, but that will not happen now thanks to visa issues.
Commonwealth gold medalist Blessing and her husband who is a footballer, immediately after their wedding earlier this month planned to move to Los Angeles where she is based and training for next years World Championships in Beijing.
However her hubby was denied his US visa and this has left Blessing confused and distraught! The sprint queen who exudes so much strength during her races broke down in tears as she told Vanguard,
I feel so bad that America Embassy would turn down the visa request by my husband to travel with me to Los Angeles. I have resumed training for the season and I have to go back to my base (Los Angeles) with my husband so that I can concentrate.
She added tearfully,
I have sent copies of my documents, including my Resident Permit in Los Angeles to them so as to facilitate my husband’s traveling with me to the States, but they refused. Help me appeal to them to grant him visa because it won’t be easy for me to shuttle between Nigeria and the States every time. I have to concentrate on my training and the only way to do so is to have my husband with me in the States. I have been so sad since my husband returned from Abuja with this bad news. They have to do something about it.