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High Altitude Athletics Club prepares to dominate ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon

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The High Altitude Athletics Club of Jos, one of Nigeria’s premier athletic clubs, has announced its intention to send 25 elite athletes to the upcoming 2023 ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon.

“The ECOWAS race is an excellent platform for our athletes to showcase their talent,” remarked Steve Nuhu, the club’s coordinator and a mentor to numerous long-distance runners in Nigeria.

Nuhu expressed confidence in his team’s ability to sweep the podium, particularly in the women’s category. “Our athletes have been training diligently and are determined to achieve this goal,” he stated.

The ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon, scheduled for December 16, 2023, features two categories: a half marathon and a 5km fun run.

The half marathon winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, while the second- and third-place finishers will earn $5,000 and $4,000, respectively. The top ten finishers will receive generous prize money, with the fourth place receiving $3,500, fifth place $3,000, sixth place $2,500, seventh place $2,000, eighth place $1,500, ninth place $1,200, and tenth place $1,000.

The winners of the 5km family and fun run will receive $750, the second-place finishers $500, the third-place finishers $400, and the fifth-place finishers $200.

“We at the High Altitude Athletics Club are thrilled about the ECOWAS Abuja International Marathon,” Nuhu stated. “This provides another international stage for our athletes. We have already registered 25 elite athletes, and many fun runners are joining us from Jos.”

While expressing gratitude to ECOWAS for providing opportunities for runners not only in Nigeria but across the sub-region, Nuhu made a particular appeal to Northern Governors to invest in marathon races.

“We applaud ECOWAS’s efforts to promote marathon races in the sub-region. Our appeal goes out to governors, particularly in Northern Nigeria, to take up this responsibility and help our country realize its immense potential in long-distance running. With the right investment in our Northern talents, we can soon compete with Kenyans, Ethiopians, and others,” Nuhu concluded.

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Oyo Gov’t Set To Screen Players For Female Team

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The Oyo State Government is set to embark on an exciting initiative to identify and nurture young talents for its female football team.

 

This is contained in a statement, signed by the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Ms. Wasilat Adegoke in Ibadan on Wednesday.

 

According to her, the screening exercise which is to commence on Tuesday 6th February, will take place in the seven geo-political zones in the state.

 

The screening exercise for Oyo Zone will take place on, Tuesday at Durbar Stadium Oyo, between 9am and 11am, while at Ogbomoso Zone will be held at Soun Township Stadium from 1pm to 3pm same day.

 

At Kisi Zone on Wednesday, 7th February the screening will start from 9am to 11am.

 

Adegoke said for Saki and Iseyin zones, on February 7th, prospective players will be screened at the Saki Township Stadium by 12 p.m and Iseyin Township stadium by 4pm.

 

“Similarly, the Ibarapa Zone would take a queue for the screening at Methodist Grammar School Igboora and Eruwa Township Stadium on Thursday, 8th February at 10am to 12noon and 3pm respectively”, she added.

 

The Ibadan Zone Screening will take place on 17th February at Ikolaba high School, Ibadan, at 10 O’clock in Ibadan.

 

The Commissioner commended Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for supporting sports development.

 

According to her, the program aligns with the long-term vision of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration to establish a robust developmental team, and identify talents from the State.

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OGUN SWAN CELEBRATES SPORTS PHILANTHROPIST, SOLOMON ENILOLOBO @40

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Ogun State Chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, has felicitated the Sports Philanthropist, Solomon Enilolobo on the occasion of his 40th birthday.

 

SWAN in a statement signed by the Secretary of the Association, Comrade Segun Folarin said the contributions of the celebrant to the uplift of sports development in the state especially at the grassroots level is acknowledged.

 

“Your philanthropic gestures towards the development of sports through various donations remained unparalleled.”

 

“As you celebrate the you climbed the 4th ladder on the earth, the Association wishes you the best in all your endeavours.”

 

Comrade Folarin urged the former Aspirant for Abeokuta South State Constituency 1 in Ogun House of Assembly election, Solomon Enilolobo to sustain his philanthropic gestures for the overall development of sports in the state.

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 Messi Speaks Ahead Of Inter Miami’s Clash With Ronaldo’s Club

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Former Barcelona star player, Lionel Messi, has expressed his anticipation for the upcoming Riyadh Cup, where he will face his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi’s club, Inter Miami and Ronaldo’s Saudi Arabia club, Al Nassr, will both participate in the highly-anticipated tournament, known as ‘The Last Dance’, which will be held at the state-of-the-art Kingdom Arena from Monday, January 29 to Friday, February 8.

This event could potentially mark the final encounter between Messi and Ronaldo, who have faced each other 35 times throughout their professional careers.

Out of these matches, Messi has emerged victorious 16 times, while Ronaldo has secured 10 wins, with nine draws in their encounters primarily in Spain and the Champions League.

Interestingly, both players found the back of the net in a friendly match last October when PSG, Messi’s former club, played against the Saudi All-Stars, resulting in a thrilling 5-4 victory for Messi’s team.

It is worth noting that this match took place shortly before Messi’s transfer to the United States.

However, taking to his social media page earlier, the Argentine forward, Messi wrote: “I can’t wait to be part of #RiyadhSeasonCup with my team Inter Miami CF, as we face top Saudi clubs in a historic championship.”

The game will serve as a preseason tournament for Inter Miami, with the new regular MLS season holding between February 21 and October 19, while the playoffs, October and December.

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