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Asaba 2018 CAA: Zenith Bank Emerges Official Sponsor

Nigeria’s leading commercial bank, Zenith Bank Plc is now the official sponsor of the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas on behalf of the Local Organising Committee, LOC for Asaba 2018, he said Zenith Bank was the preferred choice as official sponsor due to the bank’s impeccable track record. “Zenith Bank was the ...

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Team Nigeria’s Missing Members Face Deportation

Nine missing members of Team Nigeria contingent to the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia have received a warning from the country’s interior ministry to comply with immigration regulations or face the music. The Nigerians would need to pay heed to the words of Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton said all African athletes that went missing during ...

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Oduduru Break Five Year School Record In USA

Nigeria’s Texas Tech University’s sprinter Divine Odudurubroke a four-year-old school record, when he ran 20.13secs in the men’s 200m at the Big 12 Championships in Waco, Texas to erase the former mark of 20.30secs set by TrayvonBromwell. The time is also a new arena record at Clyde Hart Stadium as well as his new personal best, which bettered his previous ...

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Okagbare Enacts Season’s Best Time In Doha

Nigerian female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare on Friday clocked a season best of 10.90secs as she finished second in the IAAF Diamond League women’s 100m, but ended the race in Doha, Qatar behind Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou. Having clocked a wind-aided time of 10.72secs earlier this season, Okagbare finished second while double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica ...

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AFN’s Golden League Shifted Till May 25th, 26th

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has postponed the third leg of its Golden League, which had initially been scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Abuja. The Golden League kicked off with the Kaduna leg in December 2017 while the second leg of the series was held in Port Harcourt. The third leg, which was initially scheduled for Ibadan but ...

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Pam Makes Okpekpe History Again

–Becomes first woman to win seven straight titles Home girl Deborah Pam extended her unbeaten run at the Okpekpe international 10km road race to seven on Saturday when she became the first Nigerian woman winner of the first IAAF silver label road race in West Africa. Pam,28,was the overwhelming favourite to extend her reign as the queen of the 10km ...

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Okpekpe Race Organisers Hail Edo Govt, Sponsors

Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of last Saturday’s sixth IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race in Okpekpe near Auchi has commended Edo state government, sponsors and friends of the race who provided some financial support as well as other logistics towards the success of historic race. Mike Itemuagbor, the Chief Executive Officer of the company said Edo State Governor ...

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Screening, Accreditation Begin For 2018 Okpekpe Race

Final registration of athletes for Saturday’s sixth IAAF silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race begins today in Auchi in Edo state. The registration,according to Zack Amodu,the race’s director of organisation entails screening and accreditation of all athletes who have completed the registration format on any of the platforms provided by the organisers. “The accreditation of athletes and officials will ...

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Okpekpe Road Race Goes Live on AIT

The sixth IAAF silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race will be live on terrestial television come this Saturday according to Mercy Etukudo,head of secretariat of the  one day race. Etukudo told newsmen yesterday in Lagos that arrangements have been concluded with one of Nigeria’s best private television stations,Africa Independent Television (AIT) for a live telecast of the historic race ...

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ASABA 2018 CAA: Ogba Says New Standards Will Be Set

The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the Asaba 2018 CAA African Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba, on Tuesday, said beyond hosting a successful championship, the organizer intends to set new standards that the next host will have to maintain. “Our African Championships is just like the European Athletics Championships or the Asian and America equivalent. I have attended ...

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