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African Senior Athletics 2018: Asaba Kingdom’s Prime Minister Hails Gov Okowa

The traditional Prime Minister of Asaba Kingdom Chief Patrick Isioma Onyeobi has commended the Executive Governor of Delta State Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on his decision to host CAA Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships. Chief Onyeobi also assured athletes and officials from 54 African countries that will be vying for medals and a place in the African team to the ...

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African Athletics Championship Will Be Successful – Ogunkoya

Former African champion and a member of the Local Organising Committee for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships Falilat Ogunkoya has said the competition would be a success. Ogunkoya a multiple gold medallists at previous editions of the competition said she is happy with what Delta State has put in place to host the event. With the host venue, ...

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Egypt Fans Crowd Sallah’s House

Faced with a possibly annoying situation at best and a dangerous one at worst, Mohamed Salah seemed to make the best of it. A crowd formed around the Liverpool star’s Egyptian home after his address was reportedly leaked on Facebook, according to the BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil. Once a crowd inevitably formed, Salah responded by greeting his fans and signing autographs. ...

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Okpekpe Race Organiser Hails Oshimhole Over Choice As APC Chair

Pamodzi Sports Marketing, Chief Executive Mike Itemuagbor, who are the organisers of the pace-setting International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) silver label Okpekpe international 10km road race has congratulated Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole on his affirmation as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC. Oshiomhole, Grand Patron of the Okpekpe race was affirmed chairman of the party ...

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CAA Asaba 2018: South Africa Name Senmaya, Mokoena In 65-Man Preliminary Squad

A full-strength Preliminary Team has been unveiled by Athletics South Africa (ASA) for the 2018 CAA African Senior Championships to be held in Asaba, Delta State between 1-5 August. The squad includes the likes of 2017 World Championships medalists Luvo Manyonga, Caster Semenya and Ruswahl Samaai. Also included in the strong squad are former Olympic medalists Khotso Mokoena and Sunette ...

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Obisesan Targets Hammer Throw Gold At Asaba 2018

After failing to make a podium finish at the last Commonwealth Games in Australia, Nigeria’s record holder in women’s hammer throw, Queen Obisesan says she wants to win gold at this year’s African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State. Obisesan is well ahead of her contemporaries on the continent; having the best five throws by an African woman in 2018. ...

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CAA Asaba 2018: South Africa Name Senmaya, Mokoena In 65-Man Preliminary Squad

A full-strength Preliminary Team has been unveiled by Athletics South Africa (ASA) for the 2018 CAA African Senior Championships to be held in Asaba, Delta State between 1-5 Augusts. The squad includes the likes of 2017 World Championships medalists Luvo Manyonga, Caster Semenya and Ruswahl Samaai. Also included in the strong squad are former Olympic medalists Khotso Mokoena and Sunette ...

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African Athletics Championship: Obiri, Yego Battle For Asaba 2018 Ticket

Athletics Kenya is set to host a three-day selection process to pick her representatives to the 21st African Athletics Championship to be staged in Asaba, Delta State. Kenya’s javelin star Julius Yego and world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri are among the elite athletes eyeing a return to the African Athletics Championships having missed out in the 2016 edition in Durban. ...

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CAA Asaba 2018: Nigeria’s Queen Obisesasn Eyes First African Title

After failing to make a podium finish at the last Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the Nigeria record holder in Women’s Hammer Throw, Queen Obisesan has said she will do all within her reach to win gold at the African Athletics Championships tagged Asaba 2018. The 21st African Senior Athletics Championships is billed to take place in Asaba, Delta ...

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CAA Asaba 2018: Media Gets Final Accreditation Deadline

The Local Organising Committee for the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships have sounded a final note of warning to journalists and media practitioners yet to complete their accreditation procedure and are hoping to cover the August 1-5 event in Delta State, Nigeria. Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018 said on Monday that the final warning ...

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