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Asaba To Welcome 14 African Countries, 485 Athletes

A total of 485 athletes from 14 countries are expected to participate  in  the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships from August 1 to 5 in Asaba, Delta State They are Algeria (60), Cape Verde (six), Egypt (22), Kenya (61),   Togo (15), Djibouti (eight), Ivory Coast (37), Rwanda (four),  Senegal (60), Seychelles (nine), Mauritius (15),  DR Congo (22), Gambia (eight) and ...

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Okagbare Breaks Africa’s 200 metres Record

…Onyali Celebrates Her Feat Top Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, has started the season with a bang. She ran an impressive 22.04 seconds in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track & Field Meet at Abilene Christian University on Saturday. Already, former record holder Mary Onyali-Omagbemi, has hailed her feat, advising Okagbare to keep record in the family. “Lets  ...

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African Senior Athletics Championships: Asaba 2018 Set For Record Attendance

… as Kenya, 14 other countries send early entries Fifteen countries have already sent in their provisional list of athletes and officials ahead of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships to be hosted in Asaba, Delta State. After scoring a big point with the hosting of the inaugural edition of the Africa Junior Athletics Championship in Warri, which is the ...

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Edo Athletics Association Sets Up Technical Committee For 6th Okpekpe Race

A technical committee to see to the successful organisation of the sixth edition of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe international 10km road race has been constituted by the Edo State Athletics Association in Benin,the Edo state capital. The committee is headed by Paschal Emale and has 12 members including Otii Ignatius who will serve as secretary and Otupate Adebisi Richard ...

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Pinnick Heads Special Duties Sub-Committee For Asaba CAA

Nigeria Football Federation President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has been named by the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba,, as the head of the Special Duties Sub-Committee. Olukayode Thomas, head Media and Publicity Sub-Committee, Ogba said the Delta State government is determined to host a championship that will not only set ...

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AHEAD ASABA 2018 CAA CHAMPIONSHIP Pinnick heads Special Duties Sub-Committee

Determined to bring all useful hands on the deck so as to ensure a successful hosting, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Asaba 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships, Solomon Ogba, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, as the head of the Special Duties Sub-Committee. In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, head Media ...

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Female 4x400m Quartet Demand London 2017 Payment

Nigeria’s 4x400m women relay team members to the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London have urged the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) president, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau to pay up their prize money. The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Yinka Ajayi, Margaret Bamgbose, Onome Nathaniel Glory and Emerald Egwim placed fourth in the final. The Nigerian women were in a pole position ...

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Fasuba Worries Over Absence Of Nigerian Successor

Former international sprinter, Adetokunbo Olusoji Fasuba has expressed worries over Nigeria’s inability to produce a credible athlete to succeed him several years after his exit. With Nigeria again looking shaky for any individual male sprints’ glory at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Fasuba said he disappointed at the country’s inability to produce world class sprinters after he ...

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Rosa Collins Advocates Jail For Culprits In IAAF’s $150,000

A board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Rosa Collins has advocated a jail term for anybody indicted in the ‘missing’ IAAF $150,000 grant saga. She said that would be good punishment to the culprits for causing anguish to the nation’s athletes, who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of the funds. For the past two weeks, there ...

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Team Nigeria Athletes Head To Australia March 23

The first batch of Nigerian athletes for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to depart the country for Brisbane, Australia next Friday, March 23. At Gold Coast 2018, Nigeria will participate in athletics, wrestling, basketball, gymnastics, boxing, table tennis and weightlifting, as well as para powerlifting, para table tennis and para athletics. General Team Manager of the Nigerian contingent, Tayo ...

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