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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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Foreign Athletes, Nigerian Stars Storm Warri

-For Relays/CAA Grand Prix The track of Warri City Stadium, Delta State will taste action this Friday, 24th July, as Warri Relays Championship/CAA Grand Prix holds. The event which has a Golden label from the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) will see Nigerian home and foreign base athletes competing against other invited athletes across the globe. However, Maurice Greene who ...

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Nasser Reveals Success Secrets

Nigerian-born Bahraini athlete, Salwa Eid Naser has revealed factors that aided her to the girls’ 400m gold at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 last Friday, and says she is highly motivated by the words of pop singer, George Michael’s song ‘I Got To Have Faith.’ Born in Nigeria to a Nigerian mother and a Bahraini father, Naser moved ...

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2015 WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP: IAAF Strike Out Team Nigeria

Team Nigeria athletes will not participate in this year’s World Youth Athletics Championship, after global track and field governing body, IAAF deleted the country from the roster of delegations expected for the competition, which began on Wednesday in Cali, Colombia. The competition will hold in the south-west Colombian City till July 19, but Nigeria’s under-17 athletes and their coaches first ...

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Ujah Braves All Odds

Nigerian-born sprinter, Chijindu Ujah admits he has a lot of pressure to face up to and overcome, after emerging new British 100m champion in Birmingham. Ujah admits he has felt the weight of expectation on his young shoulders over the last 12 months but believes he can handle the pressure after being crowned 100m champion at the Sainsbury’s British Championship. ...

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Ogba Seeks IAAF Council Seat

-Nesiama, Wophil Also Gun For Spots President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Solomon Ogba is in the running for one of the nine individual IAAF Council member seats when elections come up on the first day of the 50th IAAF Congress scheduled to be held in Beijing, China on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 August 2015. Ogba’s name ...

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AFN GOLDEN LEAGUE ABUJA: Imhoaperamhe, Ezealah, Erayokan Shine

The trio of Nicholas Osikhena Imhoaperamhe, Nkem Ezealah and Orukpe Erayokan dashed to victories at the second leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League meeting in Abuja on Saturday. Imhoaperamhe won the men’s 100m in 10.36secs while Nkem Ezealah took the women’s race in 11.60secs and Orukpe Erayokan won the 400m event when he returned a Personal ...

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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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