NPDC's one-off donation to Making of Champions (MoC) Track Club has gone a long way in securing equipment for the athletes ahead of the 2018/2019 Athletics season.

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited has joined the growing list of supporters for Making of Champions (MoC) Track Club ahead of the 2018/19 Athletics season.

The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Limited has joined MoC’s growing list of sponsors.

In an interesting development, the NNPC subsidiary located in Benin, Edo State, made a one-off donation to the club, which has gone a long way in securing equipment for the athletes in preparation for a new season.

Athletes of MoC Track Club have benefited immensely from NPDC’s donation to the club.

The funds have also aided in paying for the tuition of MoC athletes currently enrolled for their Senior Secondary School and University Matriculation examinations, many of whom are from the Niger Delta region of the country.

NPDC’s gesture is timely and is coming just before the MoC Athletics Trials in Port-Harcourt, Ughelli and Enugu, geared towards bringing in more talented youngsters into the club, living up to its vision to raise and train athletes towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond.

The funds from NPDC have aided in paying for the tuition of MoC athletes currently enrolled for their Senior Secondary School and University Matriculation examinations. many of whom are from the Niger Delta region.

Commending this initiative by NPDC, MoC Founder/CEO Bambo Akani said: “It is a heartwarming development to see NPDC coming to the aid and support of our athletes. It is a recognition that we are humbled and honoured by, and it shows that we are beginning to make progress in our mission to make the country proud in Track and Field. On behalf of everyone in MoC, we want to thank NPDC and promise to make them proud”.

NPDC has been installed as a Bronze sponsor for MoC Track Club ahead of the 2018/2019 season.

MoC athletes will commence the 2018/2019 Athletics season with new spikes, following the donation of NPDC to the Track Club.

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Yemi Olus is a Senior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. She has a bias for athletics and was previously a Sports Reporter at the National Mirror, where she hosted a weekly column ‘On the Track with Yemi Olus’ for over two years. A self-acclaimed ‘athletics junkie’, she has covered national and international events live, such as the National Sports Festival and the African Athletics Championships, and has also freelanced for the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN). Yemi holds a BA in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University .

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