The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released a list of 33 athletes who have been invited to camp ahead of the African Games billed to hold in Accra, Ghana, from 8th to 23rd March, 2024.

The athletes were selected based on their performance at the recently concluded MTN CHAMPS/AFN National Trials held in Asaba, Delta State, from 17th to 21st February 2024.

The invited athletes consist of 17 men and 16 women, and 29 of them were among the 90 athletes whose accommodation was sponsored by MTN at the National Trials.

Topping the list are the likes of Consider Ekanem and Olayinka Olajide who recorded fascinating performances in the 100m and 200m at the MTN CHAMPS AFN National Trials, as well as Samuel Kure who set a new Personal Best (PB) to win the Javelin throw in Asaba.

Here is the list of selected athletes:


100m: Consider Ekanem, Israel Okon, Enoch Adegoke, Fakorede Adekalu

400m: Sikiru Adeyemi, Daniel Atinaya, Samson Nathaniel, Emmanuel Ojeli, Nnamani Johnson

800/1500m: Hamid Sambo

Marathon: Shehu Mu’azu

Javelin: Samuel Kure

110m Hurdles: Musa Great Wisdom

Shot Put: Emeka Ugwu

Long Jump: Njoku Emmanuel

High Jump: Fiaku Goodluck

Discus: Onukwe Ifeanyi



100m: Olayinka Olajide, Blessing Ogundiran, Tiana Justina Eyakpobeyan

400m: Patience Okon, Esther Elo Joseph, Esther Okon

800m: Comfort Anietie

Long Jump: Pristina Ochonogor

Heptathlon: Kemi Francis-Petersen

Marathon: Deborah Pam

1500/3000m: Ronke Akanbi

100m Hurdles: Faith Osamuyi, Stella Ayanleke

Javelin: Victoria Kparika

High Jump: Ewa Peace

4×400m: Yetunde Saibu Olayinka


Yemi Galadima is a Senior Sportswriter and Editor 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 African Athletics Championships, African Games, Olympics and World Athletics Championships. She also freelances for World Athletics.


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