Favour Ekpekpe

  • Name: Favour Ekpekpe
  • Date of Birth: 1st March, 2001
  • State of Origin: Delta
  • Secondary School: Government College Ughelli
  • Current University: TBD
  • Course & Year: TBD
  • Coached By: Deji Aliu
  • Personal Bests: 100m (10.75s), 200m (21.11s)
  • Sponsors: Shell (SNEPCo)
  • IAAF Profile: Favour Ekpekpe

When Making of Champions (MoC) was invited to Government College Ughelli, Delta State in mid-2017 to witness the climax of the Youth Scholar Athletes Development Project (YSADP) that Africare and Shell had been running for the last 3 years, no one had an idea that Favour Ekpekpe, born 1st March 2001, would be joining MoC before the end of the year.

Ekpekpe finished 2nd in the 100m at that competition, and it was clear that he had that raw talent and could go on to become one of the best in Nigeria if properly guided. And so MoC Track Club relocated him from Ughelli to Lagos immediately after the 2017 National Youth Games (NYG) where he competed in both the 100m and 200m, in preparation for the 2018 Athletics season.

His first outing in 2018 was at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League where he competed in the 200m and 400m. In June, he made his debut at the National U-18 Trials in Ozoro where he clocked a Personal Best in the 100m heats and then posted the joint fastest time of the competition in the 200m heats – a PB of 21.97s. Ekpekpe went on to win his first national medal – a Bronze in the Boys’ 200m final in Ozoro.

Having impressed potential sponsors with his performances, Ekpekpe received a Shell scholarship in September 2018. The sponsorship was extended to the 2019 Athletics season, which impacted greatly on his performances.

At the 2019 National U20 Championships in Ilaro, Ekpekpe saved it all for the 200m final. It paid off as he ran a new PB of 21.44s to clinch the title, making him the second athlete at the MoC Track Club to win a National Junior title. This earned him a place in the Nigerian team to the African U20 Championships in Abidjan where he won his heat and eventually made the final, finishing 5th with a then PB of 21.38s.

He went on to better the time to 21.11s at the African Games Open Trials where he placed 3rd in the men’s 200m A Final which was won by teammate Jerry Jakpa.

Note: 2 decimal places signify Electronic timing, 1 decimal place signifies Hand-timing

200 metres
2017Sept 13th23.00s5thSemisNational Youth GamesIlorin
Sept 12th23.22s3rdHeatsNational Youth GamesIlorin

100 metres


  • Top Sprinter 400m Youth Champion
  • YearDatePerformancePositionStageCompetitionLocation
    2017Sept 11th11.67s5thHeatsNational Youth GamesIlorin


    • National U-20 200m GOLD Medallist
    • 2018

    • National U-18 200m Bronze Medallist

    2019 National U-20 Trials

    Favour Ekpekpe wins men’s 200m heat 2 at the 2019 National U20 Championships

    Favour Ekpekpe wins men’s 200m final at the 2019 National U20 Championships

    Favour Ekpekpe is elated with his 200m victory at the 2019 National U20 Trials in Ilaro

    Favour Ekpekpe hopes to bounce back in the 200m after not making the U20 100m final in Ilaro

    2018 National U-18 Championships

    Favour Ekpekpe clocks 21.97s in the heats of the men’s 200m at National U20 Trials Ozoro

    Iruoghene Okoro wins men’s 200m at National U20 Trials Ozoro

    2018 Commonwealth Games Trials

    Chibuike Egbochinam wins 200m heat at the AFN Commonwealth Games Trials

    Chukwudi Olisakwe wins Heat 3 of the 200m semifinal at the AFN Commonwealth Games Trials

    Favour Ekpekpe relishes his Commonwealth Games Trials experience

    2018 Port Harcourt Golden League

    Idjesa Uruemu wins Heat 2 of men’s 200m at the Port Harcourt Golden League

    Men’s 400m Heat 6 at the Port Harcourt Golden League

    Favour Ekpekpe after competing in the 200m at the Port Harcourt Golden League

    2017 National Youth Games

    Ekpekpe Favour wins Boys’ 200m Heat 9 at 2017 National Youth Games Ilorin

    Favour Ekpekpe wins his 200m heat at the 2017 National Youth Games