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Opuana Thanks Yakmut’s Financial Support

US-based Nigerian athletics coach, Gabriel Opuana has praised National Sports Commission (NSC) director-general, Alhassan Yakmut on the acquisition of his Grade 2 coaching certificate. An elated Opuana, who majors in throws, said Yakmut showed a lot of understanding to him in time of need and responded with funds that made his coaching course possible. Opuana said, “I’m so grateful for ...

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Usifo Lauds Athletics Federation

Former national 400m hurdles champion, Maria Usifo has commended the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for holding the recent national trials despite sponsorship challenges. Cross River State declined hosting the championship following lack of funds which necessitated a last minute pull-out. Usifo said that in other climes, it would have been difficult to find an alternative, but the federation surmounted ...

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AFN Take 64 Athletes To AAG

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released a list of 65 athletes for the 2015 All Africa Games holding in Republic of Congo from September 4 to 19. The athletes were selected after the trials conducted in Warri, Delta State last weekend. According to the Secretary General of the federation, Olumide Bamiduro, the athletes are already in camp at ...

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NIGERIAN ATHLETICS TRIALS: Ogunlewe Dethrones Egwero

US-based sprinter, Seye Ogunlewe on Friday in Warri, Delta State won the 100m men final at the 2015 All-Nigeria Athletics Championship to become the country’s new national champions. The son of former minister of works in Nigeria, Seye Ogunlewe, won the race in 10.19secs ahead of Ogho-Oghene Egwero and Jonathan Nmaju who finished second and third respectively in 10.21secs and ...

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ALL- NIGERIA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Asumnu, Okon Brace For Victory

-As AAG, Rio Trials Hold Thursday, Friday Ahead the 2015 All Nigerian Athletics Championships which holds this Thursday and Friday at the Warri City Stadium, Delta State, foreign-based female sprinter, Gloria Asumnu is targeting a better finish in the event. Asumnu, with 11.44secs, has been giving top favourite, Blessing Okagbare a run for her money and declared that she is ...

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Nigeria’s Glory Days Are Back – Greene

Team Nigeria relay teams’ co-ordinator, Maurice Greene has disclosed that he is optimistic of the country’s athletes making head way in forth-coming events, especially the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China and All-Africa Games in Congo Republic. However, while making his views known during an interview with SportsDay Assistant Editor, OKE OLUKU in Warri, Delta State, the Olympic medallist said ...

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Okagbare Second Best In London

Okagbare

Nigeria’s female sprints superstar, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, came close to winning the women’s 100 metres final in the 2015 London Diamond League Anniversary Games on Saturday but ended up in second place. The African record holder in the event finished in 10.98 seconds as Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers won in 10.92 seconds, a new national record. Ivory Coast’s Muriel Ahoure was third in ...

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Edo YSFON Salute BJ Foundation

Surprise team of the 2015 Federation Cup competition, BJ Foundation FC of Benin City have been commended by Youth Sports federation of Nigeria (YSFON), Edo State chapter, for their superlative performance at this year’s edition of the competition. YSFON chairman in Edo State, Mr Osamudiamen Osagiede gave the commendation in a chat with SportsDay, during which he said the oldest ...

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BACK-TO-LONDON: Okagbare Dreams New African Record

-Patience George, Regina George Also Present Nigerian female track ace, Blessing Okagbare is back in London, venue of her record-breaking run to the African women’s 100m record, as she lines out this Friday at this year’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Her opportunity to return to the spot of glory and probably set another epochal mark will come at Queen Elizabeth Olympic ...

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Maurice Green For Ogba Reception

-Amaju, Chris Green, Taye Ige Also On Invitees’ Cards The Organising Committee for the Sunday, July 26 Grand Reception for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria President, Dr (Chief) Solomon Ogba, has announced that the event will be graced by former world 100metres champion, American Maurice Green. A statement by scribe of the organsiers, Edo Sports Media Practitioners Forum, Smarts Ebodaghe, ...

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