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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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Jose Peseiro made two changes to Nigeria’s lineup for the 2023 AFCON final match against Cote d’Ivoire. Samuel Chukwueze and Zaidu Sanusi will start and replace Bright Osayi and Moses Simon from the semi-final lineup. Zaidu will maintain his place from the left-wing back while Ola Aina returns to the right-wing back position. The Porto defender missed the semi-final game against South Africa due to an injury. Chukwueze will replace the impressive Moses Simon in on the flanks alongside Ademola Lookman. The two wingers will provide support upfront for the team’s talisman, Victor Osimhen in the final game. The Super…

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Making of Champions (MoC) is pleased to announce that MTN is returning as the Title Sponsor of the exciting Schools’ Athletics Championships, MTN CHAMPS, for Season 2. The first edition of CHAMPS was held across four cities. Benin, Uyo, Ibadan, and Abuja from October to December 2023, with over 7,000 Athletes and 400 Schools registered across Cadet (U14), Youth (U17), and Junior (U20) age groups. MTN CHAMPS Season Two Season 2 of MTN CHAMPS is returning with some changes and innovations, starting with the locations of the championships. Only one location from 2023 has been retained for 2024 (Ibadan), while…

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Coach Jose Peseiro has changed his starting lineup with Zaidu Sanusi out for Bright Osayi Samuel for the South Africa game. Reports from camp say Zaidu Sanusi will miss tonight’s game after he skipped yesterday’s training with a knock. Despite the personnel change, Peseiro sticks with his usual 3-4-3 system with some position shifts. Zaidu Sanusi Out: Personnel Changes By Peseiro With Zaidu Sanusi out, Ola Aina will have to switch to the left while Bright plays from the right side. The trio of Troost Ekong, Calvin Bassey, and Semi Ajayi will still hold the team’s defensive shape. Elsewhere, the…

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Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is doubtful for the 2023 AFCON semi-final match against South Africa. Nigeria will face the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday and the team will fly to the venue tonight by 10 pm. According to a statement from the Super Eagles media, Osimhen has an abdominal discomfort that needs monitoring. The Napoli striker will stay back in Abdijan for close watch by the team medical. Abidjan has been the base for the Super Eagles at the 2023 Africa Cup Of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire. The Official statement from the media officer of the Super Eagles reads: “We will…

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In a significant announcement, the West African Basketball Classic (WABC), a competition for Basketball clubs in West Africa will debut in 2024. WABC marks the beginning of competitive basketball action across West Africa after its unveiling during a press conference on Thursday, 1 February. WABC VISION Revealing the exciting details about its inaugural edition, the WABC President, Olumide Oyedeji, announced the selection of six teams to partake in this groundbreaking project, marking the formation of the WABC. What we trying to do is to put basketball at every doorstep in West Africa alongside FIBA Africa Zone 3 led by Retd.…

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Twenty-four years later, Nigeria and South Africa will have a repeat of the 2000 AFCON Semi-Final match. Two quick goals from Tijani Babangida gave Nigeria a 2-0 win over South Africa at the 2000 AFCON semi-final match played at National Stadium in Surulere, Nigeria. Nigeria co-hosted the AFCON 2000 with neighbors Ghana, a first in Africa. Fast forward to 2024, The Super Eagles will battle South Africa for a spot in the 2023 AFCON final. To reach the semi-final, South Africa beat Cape Verde 2-1 via penalties after regulation time ended 0-0. The Super Eagles beat Angola one nil to…

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The Super Eagles snatch a crucial 1-0 win courtesy of a Lookman’s goal in the first half to pick a semi-final spot at the 2023 AFCON. Simon Moses broke through on the left, beating his man before sending the ball across to Lookman to slam in for the first goal. In a tense game, Jose Peseiro kept faith with the same starting 11 from the Cameroon game. Goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali passed a last-minute fitness test to be in goal with Pesiro sticking with a 3-4-3 formation. Nwabali stood between Angola and a goal on two occasions to protect the slim lead.…

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