After Doha Diamond League Fantasy Race last weekend, our CEO Bambo Akani is topping the chart and living up to his team’s name: “Top Sprinters” as he seems to be sprinting past everybody at number one in the Making of Champions (MoC) League.

Akani accumulated a total of 164 points and was just 4 points shy of scratching the top 100 in the world, where Michael Longley’s team leads with 205 points after getting a near perfect pick, with all the athletes he chose winning except LaShawn Merritt who was 2nd in the men’s 400m.

The closest challenger to Akani in the MoC League is Peter Ibironke who is 2nd with 162 points, and Vincent Michael who interestingly christened his team after Nigerian Hurdler Oluwatobiloba Amusan, known as #TeamTobiAmusan 3rd with 160 points. Christopher Oche finished 4th with 157 points, and so seals the last top three spots for players who are not MoC staff.

With Olympic Champion Ruth Jebet finishing 3rd in the women’s Steeple Chase and Hyvin Kiyeng even going on to set a Meeting Record (MR), those who chose her as their captain had to see her return a meagre 14points.

For those gifted with foresight and having chosen Caster Semenya or were even brave to make Thomas Rohler captain, they had cause to smile as each posted MRs as well, that saw them return 60points to the teams who chose them.

37 people picked teams for Doha, with some registering late and unable to navigate through team transfers to be able to play. Do note that you have to select a team TWO HOURS before kick-off of every Diamond League meet, that way you will be eligible to play.

So with Shanghai Diamond League up next, there is no doubt that the respective teams will be plotting their comeback strategies, because with 13 more Diamond Leagues to go, you never might know when a team will be opening a big gap.

However, if Top Sprinters continue sprinting this way, they could well be out of sight by the time we get to Zurich or Brussels.

AIRTIME WINNERS for #DiamondRaceContest DAY 1

There will be ₦3,000 Airtime available to the public each Diamond League Day, so who were the Top 3 finishers on Day 1 in the MoC League who are not MoC staff, and how will the Airtime be shared?

1st – Peter Ibironke’s team– 162 points

2nd – #TeamTobiAmusan – 160 points

3rd – Oche Christopher’s Team – 157 points

The prizes for the Top 3 are ₦1500, ₦1000 & ₦500 Airtime respectively, to a phone number of choice within Nigeria. If you are a winner and have not won our airtime before, kindly send an email with subject: “Airtime Redemption for #DiamondRaceContest” to [email protected] In the mail, kindly state your name, team name and phone number.

Remember to start making your team transfers for Shanghai Diamond League. For those who missed picking the 9 athletes on their team for Doha, now is the time to do it for Shanghai!

Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.


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