Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Nigeria: MTN Champs Athletics Tournaments Designed for Nice Success – Official


The championship is in three age classes: cadets (under-14), youths (under-17), and juniors (under-20), and scheduled for 2 venues in Ibadan.

The “MTN Champs” is a nationwide growth intervention that may certainly obtain its lofty goals, an official of the occasion’s sponsors says.

Ifeanyi Udom, MTN’s Senior Supervisor, Gross sales and Commerce Improvement, South West, mentioned on Wednesday in Ibadan that the championship was established to unearth and groom future skills.

“These are skills we count on will put Nigeria on the world stage,” she mentioned at a information convention to unveil the Ibadan leg of the MTN Champs Sequence.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that the Ibadan leg, which is the third within the four-series competitors, is scheduled from Thursday to Saturday at two venues.

They may maintain the competitors on the Lekan Salami Stadium and the College of Ibadan Sports activities Complicated.

NAN stories that the secondary faculty athletics championship, which obtained almost 4,000 entries from over 2,000 athletes, had been earlier held this 12 months in Benin and Uyo.

Mr Udom spoke extensively about MTN’s desires relating to athletics in Nigeria.

“That is by supporting the robust need of younger Nigerians to excel each in lecturers and sports activities.”

She added that MTN’s sponsorship of the competitors was according to the model’s historical past of supporting and grooming native sports activities actions, as evident in numerous sponsorship actions.

“MTN’s involvement in athletics will little question produce a brand new breed of athletes who will bear the Nigerian flag on the world stage with the intention to make athletics the second hottest sport within the minds of Nigerians.”

Talking additionally on the occasion’s unveiling, Raheem Fatai, Director of Sports activities Amenities on the Oyo State Sports activities Council, promised the state authorities’s full help for the occasion.

Segun Omodunni, the secretary of the Athletics Committee of the Nigeria College Sports activities Federation (NSSF), whereas talking on the event, mentioned it was vital that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) be concerned within the competitors.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with the Making of Champions (MoC) in staging a contest of this magnitude.

“Due to this fact, we recognize MTN and MoC for the nice job they’re doing.

“We’re partnering with MoC by mobilising the colleges, and that is evident within the big variety of entries obtained.

“However this additionally exhibits the necessity for extra competitions.

“MTN has taken a step, and we enchantment to different organisations to additionally step in in order that our college students are pleased and in addition made extra helpful to the nation.”

Taldang Tanimu, an assistant secretary with the AFN, additionally mentioned the Federation was dedicated to offering the technical help required for the competitors.

“We is not going to solely do this but in addition guarantee changes and enhancements the place crucial,” he mentioned.

Talking additionally, MoC’s Nation Supervisor, Deji Ogeyingbo, mentioned it was vital to maneuver the competitors throughout the nation to find and groom skills that might quickly make the nation proud.

He assured that World Athletics recognises the competitors because the athletic sport’s world governing physique, as all occasions recorded are registered on the World Athletics database.