By Sylvernus Ofekun
Onyeama was the star of the day at ongoing Grand Final of MTN CHAMPS holding at the MKO Abiola stadium, Abuja, when he delivered the performance of the day by shaving off more than two-tenths from his 100m Personal Best, crossing the line in a new PB of 11.09s.
About 800 Athletes are currently engaging in a battle for superiority at the fourth leg and Grand Final of MTN CHAMPS.
At a press conference to herald the glamorous event in Abuja on Wednesday, 29th November, 2023, MoC Founder, Bambo Akani praised the impact of telecommunication giant, MTN.
“The numbers we’ve recorded across the previous legs show that MTN have touched on something; they’ve touched on the hunger for competition, and the performance of the athletes has been unprecedented; the quality and quantity of athletes at MTN CHAMPS is something we’ve never seen in Nigeria. We must a big thank you to MTN for making all of this possible. This is a gamechanger in Nigerian sports, in school sports history in Nigeria, and I think this is going to be the most powerful game changer for sports and nation building in Nigeria.” Akani stated.
In attendance at the press conference were, MTN’s Chief Marketing Officer – Adia Sowho; MTN’s Acting General Manager, North West Region – Fasa Obazenu, and MTN’s Sponsorship Manager – Njide Ken-Odogwu.
Others were MoC Chairman – Engr. Olu Akani; Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) – Rita Mosindi, Treasurer of the Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF) – Dr. Oba Funsho Usman, and former men’s 400m National Champion and MoC Athlete Emmanuel Ojeli, who is one of the CHAMPS Ambassadors.