Team Lagos Taekwondo Poomsae gold medallist at the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, Aminat Idrees, has delivered a baby girl as stated by the athlete and her husband, Nurullah Matepo.
According to Nurullah, Idrees delivered a baby girl on May 21 at the Surulere General Hospital, Lagos according to Punch.
“It is a blessing to finally have our baby. Both the mother and the baby are doing great; there is no medical issue or complication. So, it is something to be happy about.”
“Eyebrows were raised when she competed at the sports festival with the pregnancy but I would have been a selfish husband if I stopped her when I knew she could accomplish it. At the 2018 festival, she won two silver medals and a bronze, so it is not new to her and it wouldn’t have made sense to stop her.
“Some people that raised eyebrows didn’t know what the medical experts said about her condition. They didn’t know the consultations we had before the Lagos State Sports Commission enabled her to compete. A lot of meetings were held to make sure she would be fine before she could go for the festival,” Nurullah explained.