Top Sprinter competition: Accreditation holds tomorrow as events would be streaming live!
The biggest Nigerian athletics event in recent years, Top Sprinter competition, is set to get underway on Thursday, September 29th but first, athletes who successfully completed the online registration would have to report at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos for accreditation and collection of running bibs tomorrow, September 28th from 9am.
Athletes who registered in the Junior and Youth categories are expected to bring the following:
1) Birth Certificate
2) JSCE result
3) SSCE result (WEAC or NECO)
4) Jamb result.
It’s with excitement that the Top Sprinter organizers, Making of Champions (MoC) announces that the athletics competition would be streamed live to audiences in Nigeria and across the world. This is a groundbreaking feat as it has never happened in the history of Nigerian athletics. MOC is definitely driving at something that would be very beneficial to Nigerian’s.
This was made possible as MOC teamed up with Xteam studios which were their media partners at the inaugural Top Sprinter competition held last year.
According to Xteam studious Creative Director, Seyi Fabunmi, he said,
“It’s a privilege to be partnering with MOC on Top Sprinter once again after shooting the Reality TV show. This is another historic step in MOC’s efforts to revive Athletics in Nigeria and we are delighted to say that we will be bringing minute by minute coverage of Top Sprinter Lagos Relays 2016.
“The world has gone digital, and what we are trying to do is to use the power of media to show the world what MOC and the Lagos State Sports Commission are doing at the Teslim Balogun Stadium through Top Sprinter Lagos Relays 2016.
The entire three-day event will be streamed live on Facebook, and fans can catch all of the fun LIVE on facebook.com/makingofchamps. All races will be shown LIVE!”
Even as Xteamstudious teams up with MoC, other Corporate bodies aren’t left out as Lagos State Sports Council (LSSC), Lucozade, Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) and ARCO Group have thrown their weight of support towards the competition.
Photo by MOC
Speaking at the media conference yesterday, LSSC Chairman, Deji Tinubu revealed that the LSSC was pleased to collaborate with MoC to stage the 2nd edition of the Lagos Relays which incidentally kicked off last year. He said:
“Most businesses are run on partnerships and collaborations, and that is one of the reasons why when Mr. Akani came to us, we saw an opportunity to create an enabling environment for something that could potentially become one of the biggest events in Nigeria Sports. What MoC is doing is credible and transparent, and these are the kind of things we want to be associated with.
“We felt that since the Relays are the highlights of Athletics meets around the world, the opportunity was right. We also wanted to have a feel of what MoC is doing so that next year, we will make this event much bigger and better. Imagine a situation where we could fill half of the Teslim Balogun Stadium. That will be a remarkable achievement for Track and Field in Nigeria.”
The Top Sprinter competition has been on the Nigerian trending list for a while now and its expected to live up to it’s hype with over 800 athletes that would participate, among them are Rio 2016 Olympians, Orukpe Erayokan and Divine Oduduru, World Indoors finalist, Samson Nathinel, 2016 World Junior finalist, Mercy Ntia-Obong, 2015 National 200m Champ, Praise Idamadudu, MOC athletes, Eserogehene Oguma, Ifunanya Muoghalu, Chiamaka Egbochinam, Joy Udo-Gabriel, Chibuike Egbochinam, Peter Edwin, Jerry Jakpa and Onengi Ikoko.
Lastly, all the way from the United Kingdom, National Decathlon champion, Peter Moreno will be present. Its going to be the most-talked about meet of this present time. Entry is free on each day. Don’t be left out!!
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