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Fasuba Backs Bamidele Emmanuel For Qatar Switch

African former 100m men’s record holder, Olusoji Fasuba  is backing Bamidele Emmanuel’s decision to switch his international allegiance to Qatar, even after getting an invitation to Team Nigeria. Emmanuel, who  is listed on the 37-man squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia,  left the national team’s camp in Port Harcourt ahead of the Games without permission. The  ...

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AFN Going To Gold Coast For Jamboree – Ebewele

Outspoken former athlete and current board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has warned that the track and field body is set to stage another jamboree to this year’s Commonwealth Gamnes. ‘Jujuman’ predicted that the AFN would only make up the numbers when hostilities begin at the Gold Coast 2018 in Australia, because they are going ...

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Registration Opens for 2018 Silver Label Okpekpe Road Race

Registration for the sixth edition of the Okpekpe international 10km road race,the first ever IAAF Silver Label race in Nigeria nay West Africa is on and intending runners can register either digitally or manually. Spokesman for the race,Dare Esan said interested runners can for quick and easy registration download the tracking application launched for the race last year or visit ...

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Buhari May Host Historic Winter Olympics Athletes March 7

Nigeria’s contingent to the just concluded Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea returned to the country Tuesday night with the athletes showering encomium on Nigerians for their love and support. And unless there is a last minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari will on March 7 host the team to a presidential reception in Abuja. The bobsled trio of Seun ...

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Team Nigeria Lists 90 Athletes, 45 Officials For Commonwealth Games

Nigeria will present 90 athletes and 45 officials at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled to run from April 4 to 15, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has revealed. The country will feature in 10 events, including Athletics, Basketball, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Boxing, Table Tennis, Gymnastics, Para table tennis, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting. The ministry held a meeting with ...

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Dalung Inaugurates 7 Para Sports Federations

The boards of 7 National Para Sports Federations were inaugurated today at the VIP Lounge of the National Stadium Abuja. The Para Federations are Amputee Football, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Soccer, Para Swimming, Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. Inaugurating the Para Sports Federations, the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung commended the Electoral Committee for their sincerity ...

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Commonwealth Games Camp: AFN Probes Athlete’s ‘Disappearance’

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has declared that it was investigating the sudden disappearance of national athlete, Emmanuel Bamidele from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games camp in Port Harcourt. Bamidele, who took part in the Commonwealth Games trials in Abuja and ran 45.28 seconds in the men’s 400m, was named in the 37-man squad for Gold Coast 2018 ...

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Amusan, George, Ajayi For World Indoor

The International Association of Athletics Federations on Monday confirmed nine Nigerian athletes for the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England, from March 1 to 4. IAAF said on its website that 632 athletes from 144 countries would participate in the event. Nigeria will compete in the women’s 60m hurdles, women’s 4x400m relays, men’s shot put and women’s 400m. ...

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Ebewele Joins Okpekpe Race Technical Cast

Former technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN),Brown Ebewele has joined the technical crew of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race. Ebewele,a veteran track and field administrator and former Nigeria champion in the Decathlon will act as the Route and Participation coordinator for the May 12,2018 race in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo state of ...

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Okagbare, Amusan Top Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games List

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have listed top female athletes, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi  Amusan and Patience Okon-George for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in April. The list, which has 10 foreign-based and 27 home athletes, consists of 20 women  and 17 men; to be led by four coaches – Sunday Adeleye, Endurance Ojokolo, Ishola Oladipupo and Lekan Soetan. ...

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