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Blessing: I Must Work Hard

-Outlines Steps Toward Greatness Africa and Nigeria’s fastest woman Blessing Okagbare has re-echoed the need for hard work if her current success at major athletics meet would be sustained. Okagbare, who won the sprint (10.98secs) event in the Diamond League in Shanghai, China last Sunday, said her confidence is high and would rely on hard work to sustain the pace …

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Kenyans Dominate Okpekpe Road Race

Governor Adams Oshiomhole's new wife, Lara (left), presents prizes to top three female finishers at Okpekpe Road Race 2015

It was renewed long distance race rivalry between Kenya and Ethiopia on Saturday in Okpekpe, Edo State, when Kenyan Korio Alex and Tanui Anfele won the third edition of Okpekpe International Road Race in the men and women category respectively to go home with the $25,000 prize money each. Despite starting the race behind schedule, the duo returned in time …

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AFN Open High Performance Centre May 25

-Anugweje Says It’s For Home-based Athletes The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will take another giant step on May 25, in its drive to develop young talents and also provide a good training environment for stars athletes based home as it commissions it High Performance Centre at University of Port Harcourt. The centre which equipped with facilities found in similar …

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2015 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE: Oke, Okagbare Charge For Points

-Battle Top Stars In Doha, Shanghai -Action Begins This Friday, Sunday The 2015 edition of the IAAF Diamond League gets underway on Friday, May 15 in Doha and is swiftly followed by a meeting in Shanghai on Sunday, May 17, providing an outstanding curtain-raiser to this year’s series. The series of 14 meetings are each offering USD$480,000 in prize money …

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Oduduru: I Wasn’t Stranded In Bahamas

-States That Ogba, Nesiama Made Him -Urges Peace Between Okagbare, AFN -Challenges Male Athletes For Laurels Gold medallist in the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships held in Ethiopia, Divine Ejowvokoghene Oduduru has debunked rumours he was stranded in Bahamas after the 2nd edition of the IAAF/BTC World Relays. In a chat with SportsDay on Wednesday morning, the 2014 200m silver …

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AFN To Organize 3rd All Comers Competition

.Meet Holds 26th May In Port Harcourt In order to get the best athletes in the ongoing 2015 season, the Athletics federation of Nigeria has decided to come up with a 3rd All-Comers Competition. According to the Secretary General of the federation, Olumide Bamiduro, the competition is to give athletes that did not attend either the 1st or 2nd All …

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AFN Supports Home-based Athletes – Ogba

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Evangelist Solomon Ogba has declared that the nation’s track and field governing body has not neglected home-based athletes at any point in time during his tenure. Speaking against the backdrop of recent accusations raised against the AFN by top female athlete, Ogba described as incorrect such comments and media reports that the …

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Okagbare Loses At Jamaica Invitational

-Regina George Wins In Tokyo Nigeria’s queen of the tracks, Blessing Okagbare, settled for second spot in the 100m women’s event race at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet held at the National Stadium in Kingston Jamaica on Saturday night. The event was won by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson (10.97secs) beating Okagbare (11.05secs) to second place. Alyson Felix with came third in …

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Golden League First Leg Shifted

-AFN Postpone Competition Indefinitely The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has postponed the earlier fixed first leg of the 2015 Golden League competition scheduled for this Saturday, 9th May in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Though no reason was given for the postponement, AFN secretary, Olumide Bamiduro disclosed in an e-mail that a new date will be announced by the federation. …

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Commissioner Backs Okpekpe Race

EDO state commissioner for Local Government and chieftaincy affairs, Honourable Lucky James has said that the annual Okpekpe international Marathon race, organised by Pamodzi sports marketing Ltd and Athletics federation of Nigeria (AFN) in conjunction with Edo State government has come to stay. He told SportsDay in his office that the event is one of the wonderful gains of the …

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