By Ahmet Abdulaziz…..
Ese Brume, a young Nigerian athlete, who is a student of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) is not much known in the TRNC. But she is well known in the world of athletes.
In the 2019 World Athletics Championship, held between 27th September and 6th October 2019, at Doha, Ese Brume, further strengthened her contest to be in the next Olympics, by ending with a 6.91 metres long jump. This jump brought her the bronze medal.
On the night of 8th October 2019, she returned to the TRNC. A good number of her well wishers from the EMU University welcomed her on her arrival at the Ercan airport.
Despite being only 23 years old Ese Brume is already one of the favourites of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Brume is continuing to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with her EMU Sports Affairs Directorate coaches Hasan Maydon and Yaya Kayode.
Regarding her performance and future prospect, her coach Hasan Maydon stated ,”“Ese Brume was a three year long project. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu played important roles in bringing such an important athlete to our country and university. Our aim is for an EMU student to be the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games champion. We would like to thank the EMU Rector’s Office for their moral and material support. I believe that our athlete will become an Olympic champion. Her continuous improvement is indicative of her upcoming success.”
As well as her sporting achievements, Ese Brume continues to be successful in her studies at the EMU Tourism Faculty.
After returning to the island Brume visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam in his office. During the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam stated that he is proud that an athlete of Brume’s quality is an EMU student whilst highlighting how important her achievement is for the university and country. Prof. Dr. Osam concluded by congratulating Ese Brume for her great success. Meanwhile, Brume thanked EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and the EMU Rector’s Office for their invariable support and dedicated her achievement to EMU and her home country of Nigeria. The visit came to an end with a photo being taken to immortalize the moment.