There was a change of guard on Day 2 of the Fantasy Diamond Race Contest standings following the Shanghai Diamond League, with Blaise Nwokedike’s Blaise’s Team dominating proceedings to emerge victorious.

Nwokedike was bullish enough to pick Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo as his captain ahead of 2015 and 2017 World Champion in the 200m, Dafne Schippers, and Ivorian, Marie Jose Ta Lou. The move paid off extremely well for him in the end as Miller-Uibo not only won her event, she also set a Meeting Record (MR) of 22.06s to help him earn a massive 60 points.

What made Nwokedike’s win all the more impressive was the fact that he finished a distant 21st on the MoC League standings on the opening day of the Race contest.

After his great exploits at the Doha Diamond League where he set an MR and World Lead (WL) in the men’s 400m, most players chose Steven Gardiner once again, and he repaid that faith by storming to an MR of 43.99s.

Blaise’s Team amassed a total of 210 points at the meet, with Growing Up Team following in 2nd place with 202 points. Royal Nuts team was 3rd with 194 points.

How the teams fared after the Shanghai Diamond League.


AIRTIME WINNERS for #DiamondRaceContest DAY 2

There will be N3,000 worth of airtime available to the public each Diamond League day, although owing to our Terms and Conditions which states that “Airtime can only be redeemed to Nigeria-based phone numbers”, Phillip Nwagwunor’s Team who placed 4th in our league would be upgraded to 3rd in place of Janino Livramanto’s (Royal Nuts) Team.

So who were the Top finishers on Day 2 in the MoC League who are not MoC staff, and how will the Airtime be shared?

1st – Blaise Nwokedike’s (Blaise’s Team) – 210 points

2nd – Abdulrahman Afeez (Growing Up Team) – 202 points

3rd – Phillip Nwagwunor ( Phillip Nwagwunor’s Team) – 188 points

The prizes for the Top 3 are: N1500, N1000 & N500 worth of airtime respectively, to a phone number of choice within Nigeria. To redeem your prizes, 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, as well as the network to redeem the airtime to.

The MoC League standings after the Day 2 of the Fantasy Race Contest


There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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