Nigeria in recent years has derailed from her status as a force to reckon with in the world of athletics to a country that can’t even merge with her African counterparts and has since lost the title of being the power house of African Athletics to South Africa who now have some if the fastest athletes in the world today.
Since 1980, Nigeria has never returned from an Olympic Game without a single medal in athletics but everything changed in 2012 when all hopes were on one athlete; Blessing Okagbare. Though she ran a then Personal Best of 10.92s in the 100m semifinal but that wasn’t enough for her to medal as she finished 8th in a race won by Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser in a time of 10.75s.
Rio 2016 was even worse as Okagbare couldn’t get to the final of any individual event but she alongside Gloria Asunmu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa placed 8th in the 4x100m final. Ese Brume raised our hopes in the Women’s Long jump as she got into the final with one of the best jump in the qualifying stage but she remarkably finished 5th in the final.
Blessing Okagbare after her 100m semifinal at London 2012
Now the time is set for everything to get back to normalise and for Nigeria to be restored atop in the World of Athletics. Nigeria’s no.1 sport media and management company, Making of Champions is on the verge to reignite the passion and bring back the lost glory for the imagination of all Nigerians for the sports!
Despite the amount of money put into sports like football when it comes to Track and Field little or no attention is given towards it and that’s why Making of Champions fondly called MoC started a Track Club that would help lift Nigerian athletes out of poverty, protect them from manipulation and abuse and give them an education, at the same time training them to hopefully represent Nigeria at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and beyond.
Since they began the club in 2016, 13 potential athletes have been recruited into the team and are being trained professionally by two Olympic medallists; Deji Aliu and Uchenna Emedolu.
MOC Athletes pose for a group photo
ARCO Group and Shell Nigeria have thrown their support by sponsoring 3 athletes but your help is greatly needed to ensure that all athletes are supported immensely!
That’s why MoC has taken a step forward to launch a GoFundMe account for sports loving Nigerians home and abroad to support the project and grant scholarships to the athletes in the team to ensure all their needs both academically and sportswise are duly catered for.
To be part of history and this great revolution, click this link http://bit.ly/MakeChamps to support and if you want to donate in naira, here’s the account details: Making of Champions GT Bank 0148644947 and when you do so also send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so that your reward would be sent to you.
You may be wondering who these athletes are, click this link http://www.makingofchamps.com/athletes-profiles/ to read about each athlete.
At MoC they don’t just believe in athletes running fast but also getting an education. Let’s make it possible. The more the support, the more athletes that would be awarded.
MoC ‘s Joy Udo-Gabriel coasting to victory at 2016 Top Sprinter competition
With your support, the highly potential athletes would be fully funded four years before the next Olympics and not just 4 months. Get involved!