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Sports Minister Congratulates Nigeria’s Men and Women’s 4x100m on Olympic Qualification, Lauds 4×400 for Setting New African Record*



The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh has extended warm congratulations to Nigeria’s men’s and women’s 4x100m relay teams for securing tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the 2024 World Relays Championship in the Bahamas.

Nigeria’s sprinting prowess was on full display as the quartet of Udodi Onwuzuruike, Consider Ekanem, Alaba Akintola, and Karlington Anunagba delivered a stellar performance, finishing second in heat 2 with a remarkable time of 38.57s. This outstanding achievement secured an automatic qualification spot for the Paris Olympics, alongside Ghana.

Similarly, Nigeria’s women’s 4x100m relay team comprising Justina Eyakpobeyan, Favour Ofili, Olayinka Olajide, and Tima Godbless showcased exceptional teamwork and speed, storming to victory in a time of 42.71s. Their impressive performance earned them a well-deserved qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Reflecting on the achievements of Team Nigeria at the World Relays Championship, Senator John Owan Enoh stated, “I am immensely proud of our athletes for their exceptional performance and qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Their dedication, teamwork, and resilience have brought honor to our nation, and I commend them for their outstanding achievements.”

In addition to the success of the 4x100m relay teams, Senator John Owan Enoh commends the Nigerian quartet of Samuel Ogazi, Ella Onojuvwevwo, Chidi Okezie, and Esther Elo Joseph for their remarkable performance in the Mixed 4x400m relay. Although they narrowly missed out on a podium finish, their outstanding effort resulted in a new African record of 3:12.87.

As Team Nigeria continues its preparations for the Paris Olympics, Senator John Owan Enoh expressed confidence in their ability to excel on the global stage and make the nation proud. He reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting Nigerian athletes and ensuring their success on the international stage.

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President Federation Cup final Feat: FCT FA Chairman congratulates Naija Ratels, urges team to for Trophy



Joel Ajayi

The Chairman of Federal Capital Territory Football Association Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohammed has congratulated Abuja based football Club Naija Ratels for securing the final ticket for the ongoing President Federation FA Cup.

Abuja landladies, Naija Ratels will go up against former winners Rivers Angels in the grand finale of the women’s version of this year’s President Federation Cup competition at Mobolaji Stadium in Lagos.

Just on Sunday morning, Ratels defeated Remo Stars Queen 7-6 penalty shootout Victory in Enugu, after both teams were tied at 2-2 in regulation time as Rivers Angels edging Delta Queens 2-1 in Awka.

In a congratulatory message to the Abuja based female team, FCT FA Chair, expressed satisfaction in the effort of the team that weather all the storms to secure final ticket of the most prestigious President Federation Cup.

He thereby, urged team to spare no effort to win the trophy come Saturday 29th of June at Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Lagos.

According to Mouktar “I am elated to congratulate Our girls Naija Ratels football club, on their outstanding performance in the ongoing President Federation Cup for progressing to the final.

“This feat is a reflection of the attention paid to sports development over the years, that have lifted the profile of women’s football in the FCT.

“I congratulate Fct f a representative for indefatigable spirit and commitment and as a football association we pledge our support morally, financially to the team.

“We want to win the trophy , don’t relent in your effort, we want you to bring the trophy back to Abuja.” He said.
However, this year’s grand finale will see Abia Warriors take on El-Kanemi Warriors in the men’s event.

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