Organizers of the MTN CHAMPS say the Abuja leg of the nationwide series of the secondary school Athletics Championships, which is the Grand Final, will serve as the selection phase of the top schools/teams from that location, as well as the battle for honors among the Most Valuable Performers (MVPs).
MTN CHAMPS is sponsoring 30 Athletes comprising MVPs and ‘Golden Performers’ – from the Benin, Uyo, and Ibadan legs of the competition to the Grand Final in Abuja, which is held from 1st to 3rd December 2023, at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, which will compete against the schools in Abuja.
The MVPs from the previous locations to be sponsored by MTN CHAMPS Abuja will be announced
soon and will join the Grand Final at the semifinal or final stages of each of their events.
There will still be a points system for the best schools and overall Junior team, and the 30 MVPs from
the other locations will compete in a ‘Team MVP’ in the Cadet, Youth, and Junior categories.
As with other locations, the schools registered in Abuja will contest the Cadet and Youth School
titles, while Team MVP will go up against the other U-20 teams for the Junior Girls’ & Boys’ team
In addition to that, there will be six MVPs recognized in Abuja (excluding the previous MVPs), and
finally, the best 20 athletes for the whole season according to their performances in Abuja, will be
announced at the end of the championship as part of the shortlist to select 10 for the Academy in
MTN CHAMPS Introduces New Track Event
The MTN CHAMPS Grand Final in Abuja is the first leg where the 4x400m will be introduced in the
Cadet and Youth categories on the final day, in addition to the 4x100m, which would give secondary
schools a chance to earn more points to win the school titles, considering that relays earn double
points, compared to individual events.
MOC says schools registering for MTN CHAMPS Abuja this week, should note that their 10 + 10 Athletes should compete in both the 4x100m and 4x400m to earn maximum points.
Registration is still ongoing for MTN CHAMPS Abuja.
Registration has been extended until Friday, 24th November, or before that when the registration limit of 1000 Athletes is reached.
Schools that have not competed at any leg of MTN CHAMPS held across Benin, Uyo, and Ibadan, can register for the Abuja leg.