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Pinnick, Aremu Join Okpekpe Road Race Elite Cast

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Melvin Pinnick and Labour leader, Comrade Isa Aremu have joined the growing list of celebrity runners confirmed for the fifth Okpekpe international 10km road race which holds next month in Okpekpe near Auchi in Etsako East local government of Edo state. Pinnick, who is also an executive committee member of the Confederation of African Football …

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AFN Holds All-Comers Event in Port Harcourt

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has concluded arrangements to host an All-Comers Event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt. It is the first official event on the 2017 calendar of the AFN. Head of Media and Communication for the AFN, Olukayode Thomas, said in a press statement that the All-Comers event will among other …

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Nigeria Special Olympic Athletes Back from Winter Games

.Hosted in Lagos Nigeria’s 31-man delegation to the 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games in Austria was hosted to a rousing reception in Lagos on Tuesday for doing the country proud, winning a total of 20 medals. The special athletes won gold in Unified Floor Ball and silver in Floor Hockey, two novel sports they participated in for the first …

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AFN All-Comers Event Holds In Port Harcourt

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has concluded arrangements to host an All-Comers Event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt. It is the first official event on the 2017 calendar of the AFN. Head of Media and Communication for the AFN, Olukayode Thomas, said in a press statement that the All-Comers event will among other …

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Sharabutu Emerge Winner Of Ibadan City Marathon

Philibus Sharabutu and Hudung Stephen on Sunday emerged the male and female champions of the ninth edition of the Splash FM Ibadan City Marathon Race. Newsmen report that Sharabutu was the winner of the male category in the 2011 edition and runner-up in both the 2013 and 2015 editions. Sharabutu, who is from Plateau, emerged the new winner after completing …

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D.K Olukoya Athletics Championships To Hold In Port Harcourt

The 7th edition of the Daniel Olukoya Youth and Junior Championships will be holding at the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, head of Media and Communication, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), athletes from participating states and clubs are expected to arrive on Friday, April 7 for screening at the …

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D.K Olukoya Athletics Championships To Hold in Port Harcourt

The 7th edition of the Daniel Olukoya Youth and Junior Championships will be holding at the High-Performance Center, Port Harcourt on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, head of Media and Communication, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), athletes from participating states and clubs are expected to arrive on Friday, April 7 for screening at the …

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Team CCSF Return From Taekwondo Open With Medals

Two athletes Elizabeth Anyanacho and Peter Itiku from Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation, CCSF have returned back to Nigeria after they took part in the annual international Taekwondo Open in far away Dakar, Senegal. While Anyanacho who competed in the -67kg category defeated all her opponents including athlete from host country and won gold medal, Itiku put up spirited performance to …

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Asaba African Athletics Tourney: Olopade Talks Big

The Project consultant for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, Bukola Olopade, has promised a world class private sector driven championships. Olopade, whose company is behind the highly successful Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, said beyond organizing a championships that can compete favourably with the standard of IAAF World Championships in Athletics and other global events, the championships will …

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Isaac Ekpo Battles For WBA Middleweight Title

Ghana-based Nigerian middleweight boxer, Isaac Ekpo, will mount the ring early on Saturday, March 25 for his first world title shot as he comes up against hard-hitting German, Tyron Zeuge, in their WBA super-middleweight clash at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Brandenburg in Germany. Ekpo, 34, who has fought 33 times and lost two, is under the management of Landmark …

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