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Former Youth Olympics champion, Rosemary Chukwuma has become the first Nigerian in 2024 to do a legal sub-11s in the 100m. Rosemary clocked a Personal Best, School Record, National Champs, and Olympic Ticket with 10.88s(1.2) to win her heat and beat the automatic qualifying standard of 11.07 seconds. After running wind-aided 10.8s on four occasions, Rosemary Chukwuma made it count at the right moment. Nature was in for her because the wind readings for the previous sub 11 times were 4.1, 2.3 m/s. She has had some 10.8-second runs over the years. 2022: 10.88 (2.4), 10.82 (2.6) 2023: 10.85 (2.4)…

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“Young Nigerian striker, Hafiz Umar on the verge of joining Chelsea after a positive trial” The post from transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano provides a fitting end to an audacious decision by Umar to ignore a sure deal for a trial at the Former European and England Premier League champions. ???????????? Excl: young Nigerian striker Ibrahim Hafiz Umar (18) on the verge of joining Chelsea after very positive trial with the Academy. Chelsea are closing in on deal with Ojodu City Academy to decide whether they want to loan Hafiz to Strasbourg or sign him for #CFC. pic.twitter.com/t4tFlD7vhp — Fabrizio Romano…

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Europa League hat-trick hero for Atalanta of Italy, Ademola Lookman will lead 22 others in Finidi’s list for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Also on the list is the Nigeria professional football league and Remo Stars Assist king, Sodiq Ismail who will be making his debut. Meanwhile, Sodiq has 12 assists in 30 matches for Remo Stars in the Nigeria Professional Football League. Nigeria’s Head Coach, Finidi George, African Player of the Year Victor Osimhen, and safe hands Stanley Nwabali among a crop of 23 players who will do battle with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and the Cheetahs of…

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African Games 400m champion, Chidi Okezie stars as Nigeria picked two automatic slots to the Paris Olympics at the World Relays in The Bahamas. Team Nigeria qualified for the Olympics in the Mixed 4x400m, punching an automatic ticket at the World Relays, finishing 2nd in their heat in 3:13.79. The quartet of Samuel Ogazi, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Chidi Okezie, and Esther Elo Joseph brought the baton home to earn Nigeria an automatic place at the Olympics, finishing 2nd behind Team USA who won in a Championship Record of 3:11.52. Nigeria men’s 4x400m team is back in the Olympics for the first…

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African Games multiple medallist Olayinka Olajide anchored the Continental Team to victory in the women’s race on the final day of MTN CHAMPS Ibadan on Monday, 8th April, at the Lekan Salami Stadium. Olayinka Olajide anchored the Continental Team to victory in the women’s race, partnering with Prestina Ochonogor, Janet Adesiyan, and Patricia Ahomakpo of Benin Republic to bring the baton home in a time of 46.60s. Arena Academy and Kwara State settle for Silver and Bronze respectively. MTN CHAMPS Ibadan: National Stars Dominate Continental Relays The men’s race was won by Continental B comprising Obashola Olaoluwa, John Caleb, Ganiyu Hassan…

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Five nations will launch the inaugural MTN CHAMPS Continental Relays as they fight for qualifying marks for the World Relays before the April 7th, 2024 deadline. The inaugural Continental Relays is expected to be the launch of an annual event that aims to become Africa’s premier relays, in the mold of the Penn Relays for the schoolkids and World Relays for the Elites, and is set to accommodate more countries across Africa in the future. MTN CHAMPS Continental Relays provides countries the opportunity to qualify for the 2024 World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, from the 4th and 5th of May…

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Nigerian sprint sensation Consider Ekanem made up for getting disqualified in the 100m with the 200m title at the Nigerian trials Asaba. Consider Ekanem extended his winning streak to the semis and final of the 200m, running a fast 20.63s to book his spot in the final and then crossing the line in 20.60s to win his first title. After being disqualified in the MTNCHAMPS/AFN National Trials 100m final, the win is a big consolation. Men’s 100m Champion Israel Okon Sunday also continued his form, running yet another Personal Best (PB) of 20.87 in the semis to win his race, then…

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Israel Okon Sunday and Olayinka Olajide were the stars of day One in the men’s and women’s 100m at the MTN CHAMPS/AFN National Trials Asaba. Olayinka and Israel are the new National Champions after crossing the finishing line ahead of their counterparts in the men’s and women’s 100m event. Delta State Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Agbateyiniro Weyinmi Isaac, who represented the Executive Governor of the state, Hon. (Chief) Sheriff F. O. Oborevwori, declared the event open. Okon Sunday and Olayinka Olajide: King and Queen Of The National Trials Consider Ekanem had led the standings after storming to an impressive…

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Former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho hopes his friend, Jose Peseiro, will win the AFCON when Nigeria plays Cote d’Ivoire later today. Mourinho, who says Peseiro is his best friend in football, wants him to make history as the first Portuguese coach to lift the AFCON trophy. Describing their history, Mourinho revealed that Peseiro has been with him for years, including spending five years straight together. Speaking to Five UK Media, Mourinho explains the relationship between him and Jose Peseiro. “my best friend in football is in the final. The Nigerian coach is my best friend. He grew up with me,…

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