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Isaac Ekpo Battles For WBA Middleweight Title

Ghana-based Nigerian middleweight boxer, Isaac Ekpo, will mount the ring early on Saturday, March 25 for his first world title shot as he comes up against hard-hitting German, Tyron Zeuge, in their WBA super-middleweight clash at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Brandenburg in Germany. Ekpo, 34, who has fought 33 times and lost two, is under the management of Landmark …

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2018 African Athletics Championships: Nigeria To Discover More Brume, Oduduru, Says Ogba

President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Solomon Ogba on Thursday predicted that the Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships will produce future world champions in athletics just like the 2013 African Junior Athletics Championships in Warri produced Ese Brume and Divine Oduduru who started competing on the world stage shortly after the championships. Ogba who led a delegation …

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2018 African Senior Athletics Championships: Okowa Assures Kalkaba Of Best Championships Ever

The Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has assured the President, Confederation of African Athletics (CAA), Hamad Kalkaba that Delta State will host the best championship ever like they did in 2013 during the inaugural African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) Kalkaba was hosted in the office of the Delta State Governor on Monday alongside his entourage which included …

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IAAF Gold Award: Okpekpe Organisers Hail Cape Town Promoter

—Restates Commitment To Silver Target For 10km Organisers of the annual Okpekpe international 10km road race have congratulated the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on the elevation of the 42.195 kilometres race to an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label event. Last week organisers of the marathon announced that it has been awarded an IAAF Gold Label Status, the …

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AFN Raises Alarm Over IAAF Tourney

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have raised alarm that none of the country’s athletes has booked a ticket to this year’s IAAF World Championship in London. AFN technical director, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (rtd) said the calendar of activities for this year was already out and stressed that only athletes who make the right qualification marks would be included on …

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Ibadan City Marathon Holds April 9

This year’s edition of Splash Ibadan City Marathon has been scheduled to hold on April 9. Last year’s men’s category was won by Iliya Pam from Nasarawa State after completing the 42.1km race in two hours, 39mins and 37 seconds, after which he was rewarded with N600,000. Lamide Oluwaseun from Lagos won the women’s version after completing the race in …

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Abuja agog as CCSF Prix series debuts

Nigeria’s capital, Abuja will as from tomorrow witness influx of Taekwondo Athletes from all part of the country ahead of the first ever Prix Series put together by Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation, CCSF. The event sanctioned by FCT Taekwondo Association and scheduled for this weekend inside Old Parade Ground is expected to at most 60 Athletes from various states of …

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Race Walk To Debut In Lagos

Lagos State is set to host the first edition of globally recognised race walk in Nigeria, with organisers expecting a large turnout of participants and spectators. Mrs Felicia Eze, Chairman of Vino Glad Investment Limited and founder of Royal Race Walk (RRW), said she was also expecting others states in Nigeria to queue into the lofty idea and collaborate with …

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Africa’s Elite Cycling Road Tourney Ends

The Africa Continental Road Championship in Luxor, Egypt has come to an end Sunday, with the Elite Men Road Race. The Senior Boys covered a distance of 163.6 km as Smit Williem of South Africa emerged winner in 3.45.54 secs. Abraham Meron of Eritrea and Galdoune Amin of Morocco finished second and third. In the Elite Women’s Road race held …

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Nigeria Pick First Medal At Africa Road Championship

Team Nigeria has won their first medal at the ongoing Africa Continental Road Championship in Luxor, Egypt. Nigeria got their first medal when Jacinta Okorie Nigeria’s only athlete in the Junior category won a Bronze in the Individual Time Trial Junior Girls category, covering a distance of 15 kilometres. Ethiopia finish in first and second positions. National Coach Miebaka Aggo …

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