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Egwero, Osazuwa Shake Golden League

-Emerge Tops At AFN Event In Sagamu Former male national sprint champion, Ogho-Oghene Egwero and Africa championships gold medallist, Agnes Osazuwa were the athletes to beat at the third leg of the four leg series of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria 2016 Golden League that was held in Shagamu, Ogun State on Tuesday. With a heavy wind, Egwero who choose ...

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Sagamu Hosts 3rd AFN Golden League

-Competition To Hold On Tuesday All roads lead to Gateway Stadium, Sagamu as the third leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League takes centre stage this Tuesday, May 31st at the serene ancient city in Ogun State. During the respective events at the competition, which was shifted from another Ogun State city, Ijebu-Ode at the weekend, Nigerian ...

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Edafe, Atuoma Rule Warri Marathon

Against all odds, the maiden Warri Peace Marathon was successfully concluded Saturday at Warri Township Stadium, with Chidima Atuama and Edafe Adams winning in the women and men’s category respectively. The marathon had a prize money of N150,000, N120,000, N100,000 respectively for the first second and third positions respectively for the men and women category while N20,000 was given to ...

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Okagbare Reveals Preparation Strategy

-Banks On Patience, Perseverance Nigeria’s number one hope for a gold medal in athletics at this year’s Olympic Games, Blessing Okagbare has disclosed that she was not disappointed by her second place finish at the start of the IAAF Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco, as she is staying patient for glory. Okagbare stated as much via social on Monday, as ...

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Ekevwo Dazzles Olukoya Athletics

-Emerges Championship Man Of The Day Delta State athlete, Raymond Ekevwo was the athlete to watch when the Athletics Federation of Nigeria held the 6th edition of the D.K Olukoya Athletics Championships at the Yaba College of Technology on Wednesday. The young athlete, who won his heat in 10.53sec, sealed the final with a lower time of 10.35secs after a ...

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Okagbare: I’m Patient For Glory

Nigeria’s number one hope for a gold medal in athletics at this year’s Olympic Games, Blessing Okagbare has disclosed that she was not disappointed by her second place finish at the start of the IAAF Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco, as she is staying patience to hit glory. Okagbare stated as much via social on Monday, as she took to ...

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Ogba: 2016 Budget Delayed Rio Preparations

-Promises Best Outing By Nigerian Athletes The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Chief (Dr) Solomon Ogba has blamed the late ascent by President Muhammed Buhari of the 2016 national budget for delays in the commence of full preparations for the Olympic Games. With the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil getting closer with each passing week, many Nigerians are ...

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Monarchs Back Warri Peace Marathon

 – Uwvie, Others Mobilize For May 28 Race With preparations for the Warri Peace Marathon reaching a fever pitch, traditional rulers in Warri and its twin city, Effurun continue to mobilise their citizens to participate in the race meant to promote peace in the region. The Ovie of Uvwie, HRM Emmanuel Sideso Abe I is leading royal fathers in throwing ...

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Abuja Hosts AFN Golden League

-2016 Events Start This Saturday The cream of Nigerian athletes will Saturday, May 14 converge at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the first leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League. After setting the tone with the All-Comers event in Lagos last week, the stage is now set for stiffer contests at the National Stadium in Abuja. ...

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Okpekpe Seeks Silver Status In 2017

-Organisers Hail Edo State Government, AFN, Others Organisers of the IAAF Bronze label Okpekpe international 10km road race are confident of making another piece of history next year by getting a first ever IAAF silver label status for the race. The Okpekpe race is the only IAAF bronze label race in Africa in 2016 and one of only two IAAF ...

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