All is now set for the National Finals of the maiden edition of the Maltina School Games following the successful conclusion of the state finals in Abuja, Kano, Anambra and Lagos States.
The Sports Complex of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos will be a beehive of activities again as Nigeria’s future world athletics champions will be testing their pace, might and resilience from March 9th-11th, 2020 as the Maltina School Games hit the home home stretch.
This introduction into the school calendar by Maltina brand is designed to promote and foster the development of national unity and raise active kids through sports while impacting over 20 million school children of both participating and non-participating schools.
If the sterling performances recorded at the state finals are anything to go by, then the National Finals should witness even more fireworks.
As expected, the 100 meters will be one of the keenly-contested races as many will be eager to know who the fastest schoolboy and girl will be.
Marvellous Chukwukwa of Government Secondary School, Karu who in the 100m boys event recorded a time of 10.52 and Oniomoh Cynthia of EDDS Dutse who had a winning time of 11.53 in the girls’ race (both from the Abuja centre) are heading to the Maltina School Games National Finals as the fastest pupils.
The duo also has the fastest times in the 200m having claimed double honours in the sprints at the Abuja finals.
Despite their impressive times, however, the duo is guaranteed a run for their money from the champions from Lagos, Kano and Anambra centres of the Maltina School Games.
In the other Maltina School Games events, both on the tracks and on the field, expectations are quite high going by the impressive results already recorded from the state finals.
Indeed, the iconic Yaba Tech complex in the times past has hosted a couple of formerly unknown names who later became superstars in their own right.
This rich list includes the likes of Raymond Ekevo, Africa’s current fastest man, Alphonsus Anikeme, a former national junior and senior champion and even the queen of the tracks herself, Blessing Okagbare who remains one of the most-accomplished athletes from this part of the world.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.