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Over 500 Athletes Jostle for Cash Prize in Zaria Grand Prix

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Over 500 athletes currently participating at the ongoing Zaria Athletics Grand Prix which kicked off on Tuesday at the Ahmadu Bello University Sports Complex, Zaria,Kaduna state.

Director of the Grand Prix, Hon.Sunday Adeleye told news men that 2 day event is geared towards professionalism and competition among athletes which in turn build their confidence;as he regrets the lack of competition in track and field events.

“This event is geared towards bringing professionalism to our athletes who have been training without competitions, as this Grand Prix will give them the opportunity to test their fitness level.Also, this event is meant to prepare Nigeria athletes for the All African games, Olympics and other major events.”Hon.Adeleye stated.

Speaking further, Hon.Adeleye thanked the host, Ahmadu Bello University ,Hon.Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, Hon.Shehu Usman and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

Grand Prix will feature events in 100m,200m,400m,800m,1500m,3000m,5000m.

Other events include; shot-put,tripple jump, 4x 100 and 4×400(men and women).As winners will receive cash rewards.

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Incredible Agada Bundles Fiorentina out of Viareggio Cup

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A Nigerian 17 years old Striker of Mavlon’s Football Club Charles Agada, in Tuesday in Italy orchestrated the exit of italian club Florentina out of the 2024 Viareggio Cup tournamentp courtesy of hatrick.
Fiorentina’s defence got a doze of the lethal injection from Agada when he scored in the 40th minute to give Mavlon 1-0 advantage going into the break.

He scored his brace in the 65th minute, but any thought of Mavlon being in a cruise control in the game was not seen, as Fiorentina clawed back with a goal in the 71st minute from Maiorana

The Italians piled more pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser in the 90th minute to the excitement of football fans.

The game had the signature of a very round 16 tough knockout fixture and when both teams were thinking of extra time and possible lottery of penalties,  Agada, who was configured to score goals net the heart- breaking goal two minutes into stoppage time to seal a quarter- final passage for marvellous Mavlon FC.

The young striker, who is the captain of his team, has scored seven goals in four games at the on- going Viareggio Cup to make him the leading top scorer at this year’s edition.

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