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Abire Commits Her Athletics Future To Nigeria

A United States-based female long jumper, Mercy Abire, who is currently a student-athlete at Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma, has committed herself to represent Nigeria. Abire said she has committed her future towards representing Nigeria, though she struggled with education and due to lack of a coach at first, but she is now settled and aims to don the country’s colours ...

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Okagbare Wins €500 For Sixth Place In Hengelo

Nigerian female sprints sensation,  Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor won a prize of €500, though she failed to sparkle at the in the Fanny Blan2018 kers-Koen Games, an annual track and field event at the Fanny Blankers-KoenStadion in Hengelo, Netherlands. The Nigeria double sprints record holder ran 23.03 seconds to place sixth in the half lap event won by home girl DafneSchippers (22.44 ...

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African Senior Athletics Championships: World Champion, Obiri Set To Light Up Asaba

The 21st African Senior Athletics Championships will be attracting the continent’s big names to Asaba, Delta State and one of those expected to light up the oil-rich City is World 5,000m champion, Hellen Obiri Obiri who finished tops at the last World Championships in London and in the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast is yet to have an African title ...

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Asaba 2018: Okowa Impressed With Progress At Stephen Keshi Stadium

…. Gives June Deadline For Completion The Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed confidence that the Stephen Keshi Stadium will be ready way ahead of time before the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships gets underway. According to a statement from Olukayode Thomas, Head Media, and Publicity for Asaba 2018, Okowa made this remark when he made a fresh inspection ...

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Asaba 2018: Kenya Plan Big Team To African Championships

Over 60 Kenyan athletes are expected to take part in the 21st Senior African Athletics Championships to be staged in Asaba, Delta State from Aug. 1-5. After a not too encouraging outing at the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Kenya are looking to make a big statement in Asaba with their ‘A’ athletes Athletics Kenya President Jack Tuwei ...

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Nigeria Loses Two More Athletes To Bahrain

There seems no end to Nigerian athletes leaving the country as two more track and athletes, Peace Nwalehia and Thaddeus Okpara successfully finalized their application for transfer of allegiance to Bahrain. Both athletes participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games trials in Abuja. Nwalehia was Nigeria’s former junior champion in the Long Jump, High jump and 400 meters while Okpara was ...

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Ibrahim Gusau Must Step Down – Opuana

Track and field coach, Gabriel Opuana has called for the resignation of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Ibrahim Gusau, for the sport to grow in the country. Opuana, a former hammer throw national record holder and a strong advocate of athletes’ rights and welfare, was speaking against the background of the unending crisis at the federation after the June ...

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Cross River Complain Over Athletes Lost To Poaching

Cross River State Sports Commission chairman, Otuekeong Orok Duke said has revealed that the state has lost over 22 of its athletes to poachers, after investing over $9.8 million on development of talents. Duke disclosed this while briefing newsmen at U. J. Esuene Stadium during the formal presentation of Cross River athletes that featured at the Commonwealth Games and national ...

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Amusan Hits 3rd Place On Diamond League Debut

Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Tobi Amusan raced into an impressive third position on her IAAF Diamond League debut in Rome, Italy. Amusan ran 12.86 seconds to finish third behind USA’s SharikaNelvis (12.76) and Danielle Williams (12.82),the Jamaican lady she scaled past to win at Gold Coast 2018 in Australia last April. With the performance, Amusanpicked up a cheque for $4,000 ...

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ASABA 2018 MOC TO TEST RUN STEPHEN KESHI STADIUM IN JULY

The Main Organizing Committee of the Senior African Athletics Championship Asaba 2018 will test run the Stephen Keshi Stadium which currently under reconstruction on July 18, 2018. The Chairman of the MOC Chief Solomon Ogba made this known when the committee came to brief the Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung on Wednesday on progress made so far ...

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