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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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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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