Almost two weeks after he lost for the first time this year Enoch Adegoke turned on the afterburners to win GOLD for Team Edo in the final of the men’s 100m at the 20th National Sports Festival taking place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

Living up to his favourite’s billing, Adegoke dominated the race from the start, and although there was a late surge from his teammate, Alaba Akintola towards the end, he did just about enough to win and stake his claim as Nigeria’s fastest man.

Akintola illustrated how good a form he has at the festival from the heats, as he improved on his Personal Best (PB) time he set yesterday to win Silver in 10.29s. Jerry Jakpa of Lagos State won Bronze with a new Season’s Best 10.33s.

Further back was defending champion Usheoritse Itsekiri, who was racing for in his second event of the year, as he couldn’t get in on the podium for Team Delta.

Oche Emmanuel of FCT was fifth in 10.57, clocking the same time as Lagos’ Favour Ashe who took sixth.




Deji is one of the leading Athletics journalists in Nigeria as he possesses a deep passion for PR and branding athletes. He has extensively covered a wide range of sporting competitions, both within and outside Nigeria, with a particular focus on showcasing African Sports Stories. In addition to his journalistic prowess, he is well-versed in Sports Management and Marketing.


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