The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has granted the request of Blessing Okagbare and Chinwe Okoro to be exempted from the ongoing All Nigeria Athletics Championships at the Warri City Stadium.
The two-day championship serves as trial for the Beijing 2015 IAAF Athletics Championship and Brazzaville 2015 All Africa Games.
Okagbare’s medical and sports science team had pleaded with the federation to exempt the athlete from the national trials, to enable her treat a knee injury and abdominal problem.
Okoro had also written to be excluded for the period of the trials because it coincided with her Master’s Degree examination.
Warri Wolves have moved up to the fourth spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League after the team recorded the biggest win of the 2014/2015 season in a rescheduled game.
Wolves on Sunday thrashed El-Kanemi Warriors 5-0 at the Warri City Stadium.
The team took the game beyond their opponents from Maiduguri by the hour mark, as Paul Aigbogun’s men raced into a four-goal lead.
With Wolves in total control, they needed just a goal to move into the top-four behind Sunshine Stars, Enyimba and Wikki Tourists. Lordson Ichull got the all important goal to wrap up the one-sided contest.
Wolves are now four points behind table-topping Sunshine Stars and could cut that lead to one by Wednesday if they beat Kwara United.