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COUNTDOWN TO KADUNA GOLDEN LEAGUE: AFN Release List Of Qualified Athletes

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released the list of athletes that qualified for the Kaduna leg of the AFN Golden League slated for Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna this Saturday June 27. In a statement signed by Yussuf Alli, the meet manager, athletes that qualify for the Golden League will be accommodated and accorded other special treatment by the ...

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AFN/ANAMBRA 1ST GOLDEN LEAGUE FALLOUT: Igwe Laments Nigeria’s Dwindling Results

-Says Athletes Discovered At Old Age Owning to the poor performance of athletes in the country, veteran athletics coach Tobias Igwe (Toblow) has stated that the declining fortunes of the nation’s senior home-based athletes over time has become worrisome, after a glorious junior career which heightened expectations from all quarters. Igwe noted that in the 80’s, the country’s athletes are ...

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Drop Old, Tired Athletes – Emedolu

-Charges AFN To Replace Fading Stars -Oriala Soft Pedals On Critical Verdicts In order to get the best athletes to represent the country in international championships, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has been asked to drop the old and tired athletes. According to former top sprinter, Uchenna Emedolu, once an athlete stops progressing based on the time he returns, ...

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Hurdles, 400m Events Draw Attention

-Rojenny Fans Rain Applause On Athletes Nigerian spectators have discovered another spot of interest in hurdles and quarter-mile events, which became centre of attraction at the newly constructed tartan tracks in Oba, Anambra State. The crowd who were used to football actions, suddenly found athletics very passionate as they cheered ceaselessly when athletes were doing the needful at Rojenney Stadium ...

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Ogba Commends Anambra’s Tartan Track

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Evangelist (Dr.) Solomon Ogba has expressed gratitude to the government and people of Anambra State on the commissioning of the 8-lane tracks, saying the development will open a new vista for athletics in the South East Zone. Ogba also commended the government for fulfilling its promises by sitting the project at Rojenny ...

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Golden League Prize Money Intact

-AFN Boss Regrets Athletes’ Inability The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Dr. Solomon Ogba has expressed his regret over the inability of athletes to win the prize money during the first leg of the 2015 Golden League last Thursday at Rojenny Mini-Stadium Oba, Anambra State. In the league, athletes that competed at the meet won a paltry sum while ...

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IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Okagbare, Oke, Amata Fall In New York

-Bad Day For Nigerian Athletes It was a bad day for Nigerian athletes who competed at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League on Saturday as they were all beaten in their various events in the 7th leg of league, the Adidas Grand Prix in New York. Nigeria queen of track, Blessing Okagbare was beaten to the 1st ...

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AFN GOLDEN LEAGUE: Egwero, Metu, Ezeala Chase Jackpot

It promises to be a full house at Rojeeny mini-sports Stadium in Oba, Anambra State today Thursday as Ogho Oghene-Egwero, Obinna Metu and Nkem Ezeala contest for the N1.5 million Jackpot in the first leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League. Some of the athletes expected at the meet include former National Champion, Egwero who lowered his ...

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Ohuruogu Espies Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

Reigning world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu swept away the final protective layer of soil from the finish line in the Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ahead of the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on 24 to 25 July. The IAAF Diamond League meeting, the 11th in this summer’s series, will be the final time the original London 2012 Olympic Games ...

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Obiano Commission’s Tartan Track

– Sets Rojenny Agog For Golden League History will be made in Anambra State on Thursday, as Governor Willie Obiano will commission their first tartan track at Rojenny Stadium, Oba. Since its creation from the old East Central State in 1991, Anambra, the state that gave Nigeria great athletes like Innocent Egbunike, the national record holder in 400m, world championships ...

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