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Okagbare Out Of 100m, 200m Events

* May Run In Relay *Doctor’s Advice Led To Decision – Coach Facts have emerged why Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor pulled out of both the 100m and 200m events at the ongoing 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Asaba 2018. Okagbare is the most experienced athlete in Team Nigeria, and many were looking up to her to lead the country’s medal …

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Asaba 2018: Athletes Prepare For Battle As Hostilities Hots Up

. Okagbare Pulls Out Of Champs After series of set backs that delayed the opening ceremony of the championships on Wednesday, track activities will continue today with 100m men and women finals. Expectedly, the Ivorian female sprint sensation and Africa’s 100m record holder Ta Lou is primed to emerge winner. However, the previous problem that greeted the championships have not …

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Okagbare, Semenya, 14 Others Inducted By CAA

Nigerian female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor and world 800m women champion, Caster Semenya of South Africa were inducted into the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) Hall of Fame on Tuesday night, alongside 14 other athletes and personalities. Africa’s fastest man with 9.85 seconds, Olusoji Adetokunbo Fasuba and Tosin Oke, who set the current UK junior indoor men’s long jump record, were also …

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Ogba Downplays Hitches At Asaba 2018

Chairman of the local organizing committee for the 21st African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Delta State, Chief (Dr) Solomon Ogba JP has downplayed reports of hitches affecting the competition, as he  believes all will start well and end well, from Wednesday to Sunday. In reaction to reports of several athletes being stranded in Lagos, as enough air flights were not …

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Team Liberia in Nigeria for African Senior Athletics Championships

A six-man Team Athletics Liberia delegation, comprising four athletes and two coaches, have arrived in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria to participate in the African Senior Athletics Championship. US-based Liberian athletes Akeem Sirleaf, Wellington Zaza and Coach Sayon Cooper, are said to have arrived in Abasa from the US, whereas local athletes, Otricia Borkuah, Kadmiel Enders and Coach Bill Sheriff departed …

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NOC Rolls Out Honous Roll For Emoghabve, Others For Meritorious Award

The Nigeria Olympic Committee will on August 5 at Asaba Delta State honour one of Nigeria’s foremost Paralympian, Monday Emoghavwe with its Distinguished Merit Award. The event which is backed by the Delta State government, has been slated to hold at the Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Centre, Asaba. Mr Emoghavwe who is the President of the Nigeria Paralympic Committee …

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Asaba 2018: Ogba, CAA President Promise Best African Championships

The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, Solomon Ogba has given assurances that Asaba 2018 will not only live up to expectations but will surpass previous events hosted on the continent. Ogba gave the pledge at the CAA press conference held on Monday at the Media center at the Stephen Keshi Stadium. The …

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Asaba 2018: Kwesé Free Sports To Provide Live Coverage Of Events

Millions of Nigerians across the country who will not be in Asaba for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championship but want to share in the excitement of the championship will be able to catch the full coverage of the events from 1 – 5 August, on 24-hour sports TV station, Kwesé Free Sports. Asaba 2018 will play host to Nigeria’s …

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Asaba 2018: Kipruto Warns Critics Ahead Of Championships

Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto has dismissed criticism about his fitness ahead of the Africa Championships, which starts in Asaba, Nigeria from Aug 1-5. Speaking in Nairobi on Monday, Kipruto cautioned his opponents. “I love being low-key. You will see me when you will see me,” Kipruto told Xinhua on Monday in Nairobi. “I will put all …

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Botswana Lead Over 15 Countries To Asaba

Botswana were first to arrive for the 21st African Athletics Championships billed for August 1 to 5 in Asaba, Delta State, thereby preceding more than 15 countries that were eventually on ground at the weekend, with South Africa’s stars leading the war of words on arrival. Some of the athletes spent Sunday evening doing light training, after which they expressed …

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