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No Grudge Against Nigeria – Obikwelu

Nigerian-born Portuguese sprinter, Francis Obikwelu has declared that he bears no grudge against the country of his birth, after being accused of unjustly dumping the nation after the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Obikwelu, 36, who ceased to represent his fatherland 16 years ago, following an alleged unjust treatment by officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), when he incurred …

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2015 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare Dares Jamaican Duo

-Faces Fraser-Pryce, Campbell-Brown In Shanghai It will be a battle of the best three women sprinters in the World come May 17 in Shanghai, China, when the second leg of the IAAF Diamond League holds as Africa’s best, Blessing Okagbare takes on two Jamaican aces. It will be a huge task for victory for Okagbare, as she confronts World and …

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OKPEKPE ROAD RACE: Monarch Urges Investment In Tourism

His Royal Highness (HRH) Apa Peter Osigbemeh, Onwueweko of Okpekpe kingdom has called on investors to take advantage of the thriving 10 kilometres road race in the community to invest in guesthouse accommodations and tourism in the clan. Since the maiden edition of the Okpekpe 10 kilometres Road Race brought the community into the limelight in 2013, it has not …

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Nigerians Prepare For Okpekpe Race

Nigeria athletes hoping to be part of the third edition of the annual Okpekpe Road Race will have cause to smile as the organiser of the 10km Okpekpe Road Race have assured them of having some local races to prepare them for the competition. Making this declaration was the coordinator of the event Yusuf Alli, who said that some states …

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AFTERMATH OF AJC CONQUEST: Brume Graduates To Senior Category

-Says Ethiopia 2015 Her Last Junior Tournament After dominating Africa in the youth and junior levels in championships, current Commonwealth Games gold medallist in long jump and junior gold medallist in same event and triple jump, Ese Brume has announced her elevation from the junior team to the senior category in track and field. Brume told SportsDay at Murtala Mohammed …

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Nesiama Appeals For Sponsors

-As AFN Struggle To Keep Athletes In Camp The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is in dire need of sponsors as it struggles on its own to camp and provide competitions for junior athletes. The federation’s Technical Director, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama who disclosed this also complained of poor sponsors’ interest in the affairs of junior athletes. Aside Dr. D.K …

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AFN Target African Youth Top Spot

With the conclusion of the 2015 Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) African Junior athletics Championships in Ethiopia, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is now shifting focus to winning the continent’s youth meet and other competitions in the 2015 calendar. According to technical director of the federation, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, Nigeria has the potential to rule Africa at all …

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Okagbare In Most Influential List

-Named Among Nigeria’s Best 100 Women Africa’s queen of track Blessing Okagbare has been named among the 100 Most Influential Women in Nigeria by 360nobs.com. Okagbare’s global standing in athletics, has led to her being recognized in several quarters for her achievement and respectable standing in her home country Nigeria and the African Continent. Firstly, it was African Sports Monthly Magazine …

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Nigeria Wins Africa Junior Athletics

-Hook 12 Gold, 8 Silver, 7 Bronze -Male, Female Relay Teams Shine Nigeria’s dominance in athletics on the African continent has again been proven as the country’s contingent to the 12th edition of the Africa Junior Athletics Championships which ended Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, finished tops in the four-day event. The Nigerian team, led by Ese Brume and Divine …

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CAA AFRICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Team Nigeria Begin Title Defence

-As Competition Begins In Addis Ababa The chase has begun for Team Nigeria to defend the CAA Africa junior athletics championship title it won in Mauritius in 2013 during the 11th edition. Though with actions at the 12th edition starting Thursday, March 5th to 8th, Team Nigeria will be face with known rivalry in Teams South Africa, Egypt, Kenya and …

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