Reigning African, Commonwealth and world champion in the women’s 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, has signed a management deal with Plug Sports, a Nigerian sports management company owned by The Plug.
This was made known by the management of The Plug at a session with journalists on Tuesday in Lagos.
Unveiling the deal, Lanre Vigo, Head of Sports, The Plug, noted that it was a dream come true to have Amusan on board.
“I’m indeed very thrilled to announce the signing of world record holder Tobi Amusan to Plug Sports. Plug Sports will be looking after Tobi Amusan’s off-the-field interests in Africa. Tobi is a phenomenal person/athlete, myself and my team are looking forward to collaborating with her,” Vigo said.
Speaking further, Vigo added that in the last couple of weeks, Tobi had created plenty of excitement for Nigerians and indeed Africans through her spectacular performances, aspiring young people across the globe to reach for their goals.
Born in Nigeria, Tobi hails from Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. Her running career began at 15, when she entered and won an inter-house sports competition in the 100m sprint.
Amusan was inspired to take up the sport after defeating a runner who was exercising at the local athletics stadium.
Amusan is currently managed by Icon Management Inc. in Atlanta, US and is coached by Lacena Golding-Clarke.
She completed her secondary education in Nigeria at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School in Ijebu-Ode, before relocating to the USA for her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Some other sports personalities managed by Plug Sports are footballers Henry Onyekuru, Asisat Oshoala and Clement Ugah.