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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Gov. Dapo Abiodun Drums Support for Airtel Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon

Executive Governor of Ogun State, Governor Dapo Abiodun has expressed love for road races and the commitment of his administration to empower and engage the youths. 



Speaking on behalf of the Governor, Honorable commissioner of sports, Dr. Dare Kehinde said sports is one of the 5-cardinal point agendas of the administration. According to him, “When the Governor came on board, 5-cardinal point agenda which one of it is youths engagement and empowerment and one of the ways to engage the youths is to create an enabling environment for any sports activities to thrive” 


He confirmed that all the road races in Ogun State, Abeokuta marathon, Remo Ultra marathon, and Ijebu Heritage Half marathon are now fixed events under the sports calendar in the state and emphasized the support of the Governor for the road races. 


He continued, “These activities is already in our work plan for the year and Ijebu Heritage marathon captures the plans of the Governor“.


Hon. Olopade expressed appreciation to the Ogun State government for their unflinching support towards the Ijebu Heritage Half marathon race right from its conception. “We thank the Ogun State government through the ministry of sports for also endorsing and supporting this race in so many ways,” he said


The Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon is scheduled for 17th July 2021. The route starts at Tunde Debasco Road, Ejirin and ends at Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium. The event consists of three races, the Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM Fun Run.


The event is endorsed by World Athletics, the International Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and Athletics Federation of Nigeria. 40 Elite Runners have been confirmed for the race.



The Half Marathon is organized by the prestigious Heritage Group and is greatly supported by Ogun State Government.


“The Governor is improving infrastructure in terms of road constructions and creating enabling environment to have this type of sporting competition” he said.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Airtel Unveiled As Headline Sponsor Of The Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has been announced as the headline sponsor of Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon.



Mr. Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Project Consultants on the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon, said “We are delighted to welcome Airtel on board as Headline sponsor, they proudly connect millions of Nigerians every day and we are extremely happy to have the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon associated with the brand.


“Our belief at Nilayo is that Sports Sponsorships is a veritable tool for economic development in any society. We are positive that this partnership will open a new vista of opportunities in the trajectory of marathons and road races in the country.”


The Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon is scheduled for 17th July, 2021. The route starts at Tunde Debasco Road, Ejirin and ends at Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium. The event consists of three races, the Half Marathon, 10KM and 5KM Fun Run.


The event is endorsed by World Athletics, International Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and Athletics Federation of Nigeria. 40 Elite Runners have been confirmed for the race.


The Half Marathon is organized by the prestigious Heritage Group and is greatly supported by Ogun State Government.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

40 Elite Runners To Compete in Maiden Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon

40 Elite Runners To Compete in Maiden Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon




Nilayo Sports Management Limited, project consultants on Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon has announced a field of 40 elite runners for the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon.


Mr. Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited said “We have selected a strong field of elite runners from the World Athletics pool and we are anticipating a very competitive performance during the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon.


“The first edition of the Half Marathon will definitely be a memorable one because as project consultants, Nilayo is bringing all the expertise and excellence we are known for to the race.”


Kenya’s Bernard Sang who came first at the 2020 Istanbul Marathon tops the list. Sang will look to top his Personal Best for Half Marathons which stands at 1:00:57.


Kenya’s Hosea Chirchir Kiplimo, Rhonzas Lokitam Kilimo, Eliud Mewangi, Sammy Nyokaye, John Muriuri Mburi, William Amponsah, Titus Kipruto Kibiego, and Paul Koech are on the men’s list.


Uganda’s Ezekiel Chepkoromk with a Personal Best of 01:01:46 and Azerbaijan’s Desta Fitsun Weldu are also listed.


For the women’s list, Shila Jepkosgei who is a World Athletics gold-label runner with a Personal Best of 01:10:58 tops the list. Ghana’s Juliana Lariba Sakat, Kenya’s Gladys Jepkemoi Chemweno, Caern Jebet Maiyo, Ruth Karanja, Susy Chebet Chemaimak, Hannah Wanjiru Gatheru are also listed.


Uganda’s Racheal Zena Chebet with a Personal Best of 01:10:13 and Bahrain’s Damaris Muthee Mutua with a Personal Best of 01:10:13 will also be running in Ijebu.


The Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon is scheduled for the 17th of July, 2021. The Half Marathon features a 21KM Half Marathon, 10KM, and 5KM race. The route starts from Tunde Debasco Road, Ejirin, and ends at Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode.


The Half Marathon is organized by the prestigious Heritage Group and is greatly supported by Ogun State Government. 


Aron Nigeria Limited and Rite Foods are sponsors of the Half Marathon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR IJEBU HERITAGE HALF MARATHON

 REGISTRATION OPENS FOR IJEBU HERITAGE HALF MARATHON



Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon has commenced registration for the maiden edition of the half marathon, 10km race and 5km race taking place in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state.


The Half Marathon, organised by Heritage Group and greatly supported by the Ogun state government will hold on 17th July, 2021.


“We are calling on all professional runners, health and fitness enthusiasts and fun runners to register for the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon, the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon promises to be a fantastic experience for all participants,” said Mr. Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, the race consultants.


He added that “We have put all precautions in place to ensure that the half marathon is COVID 19 complaint, this is the reason why we are only allowing 500 runners for the 10KM, 5KM categories while the Half Marathon will have 300 Runners including Elite Runners.


“The Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon will bring spotlight on Ijebu as an international city that has a lifestyle of physical activity and health consciousness. Marathons and road races are a veritable tool for the empowerment of young people in communities, at Nilayo, we are positive that this event will greatly impact the people of Ijebu Ode. 


That is why we are calling on all Ijebu sons and daughters to participate and support the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon.”


Interested participants can register for the 5KM, 10KM and Half Marathon via the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon website, ijebuheritagehalfmarathon.com.


Virtual participants can also register for the marathon via the Finerge App available on Appstore and Google Play.


The race will start at School of Health Technology, Ilese Road and Finish at Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium.


Sulaiman Pooja

Media,

Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon Get AIMS certification

 Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon Get AIMS certification 



The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) has certified the Ijebu Heritage Half Marathon.


CEO of Nilayo Sports Management, Hon. Bukola Olopade confirmed the AIMS certification even as he noted that the Ijebu Heritage Half marathon will be one of the few races to receive the top grading from AIMS even before the maiden edition. He said, “We at Nilayo are extremely glad to be having the measurement done for the Ijebu Heritage Half marathon. It further goes to show the professionalism which we do our races. This race would have an AIMS certificate right from the beginning before the race commences.” 



Norrie Williamson, World Athletics Routes Marker said the measurement of the routes in Ijebu was not a problem as the Ijebus were very friendly during the exercise. He said, “It was absolutely fantastic and the people are so friendly once they understand what you are trying to do so measurements was not a problem and it’s an interesting route” 


The world-renowned marathons and road races route measurer said runners will enjoy the routes as it will give them a unique Nigeria experience. “The 10KM will be a very fast 10KM and something worth trying, again and again, it gives you the Nigeria experience and what more can you ask for” 



Hon. Olopade expressed appreciation to the Ogun State government for their unflinching support towards the Ijebu Heritage Half marathon race right from its conception. “We thank the Ogun State government through the ministry of sports for also endorsing and supporting this race in so many ways,” he said. 



The Ijebu Heritage Half marathon is scheduled to hold on July 17th, 2021.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

NILAYO SPORTS ANNOUNCES RITE FOODS AND ARON NIGERIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FOR THREE EVENTS

NILAYO SPORTS ANNOUNCES RITE FOODS 
AND ARON NIGERIA LIMITED 
PARTNERSHIP FOR THREE EVENTS 



February 16th 2021 – Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Nigeria’s foremost Sports agency 
has announced a partnership deal with Rite Foods Limited and Aron Nigeria Limited on the 
Great Abeokuta 10KM Race, Ijebu International Half Marathon and The Kings Cup Golf 
Tournament.

These three events are billed to hold in Ogun state in November, July and August 
respectively.

Mr. Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports while making the 
announcement said “we are excited to have Rite Foods and Aron Nigeria Limited on board, 
the first edition of the Great Abeokuta 10KM Race opened a new chapter in the history of 
marathon races in Nigeria. This second edition will continue to blaze the trail.

“We are proud to introduce the maiden edition of the Ijebu International Half Marathon and 
the second edition of the The Kings Cup Golf Tournament, the Golf tournament is held in 
honour of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III and Agura of Gbagura
and Oba Saburee Babajide Isola Bakre annually.

“Having Rite Foods and Aron on these two events proves both companies’ dedication to the 
development of sports in Nigeria. This partnership commitment will explore enormous 
opportunities which will be highly beneficial.”
He added that this is not the first time Nilayo Sports is partnering with Rite Foods and “the 
company is glad to have Rite Foods on board once again, delivering value across all our 
events for our partners is our watchword” added Mr. Olopade.

Great Abeokuta 10KM Race is scheduled for 13th November 2021, the Ijebu International 
Half Marathon will hold on 10th July 2021 and The King’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held 
on 7th August 2021.

Rite Foods is the manufacturer of Bigi Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausages and Fearless Energy 
Drinks. Rite Foods Limited manufactures under high ethical standards and hygienic 
conditions to produce quality products that are fit for consumption.

ARON Nigeria Limited is a wholly indigenous Engineering Construction Company behind 
several innovative designs within Nigeria for both Government and Private Institutions. 

Aron is known for matching quality with speed and we have successfully completed 
various engineering projects for both Government and Private Institutions.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holds April 10

 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon holds April 10





The 2021 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been moved from February 13, 2021 to April 10, 2021 according to Project Consultant Bukola Olopade, in a statement released on Monday.


“On behalf of our Host City, Lagos, the Center of Excellence, our Headline Sponsor, Access Bank and other partners and sponsors, we sincerely apologize for having to postpone our race from February 13, 2021 to April 10, 2021 because of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic which has forced the cancellation or postponement of sporting events worldwide especially mass participation events like marathons and road races”.



Olopade revealed that Access Bank Lagos City Marathon organizers and sponsors had put machineries in place to go ahead with the race on February 13, 2021, especially all the Covid-19 protocols set by the World Athletics body and they got the approval of all the government agencies including the Lagos State Safety Commission which approved an elite only race.


The Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare also approved for race for February 13, but on second thought, as responsible corporate citizens, it was agreed that the race should be moved since most organization are on lockdown till end of February and with the prediction that by March, we would be experiencing a downward trend in the number of infections and vaccine would be available.



Organizers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon were inundated with calls from Athletics Federations around the world and elite runners who wanted to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Lagos since the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been approved as Olympic Games qualifier by the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the World Athletics,


“We thank federations and elite runners worldwide who has chosen our race to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo. Our new date of April 10 still falls within the IOC deadline. Runners have till May 31, 2021 to qualify for the Olympic Games’’.


On whether the April 10 race will accommodate 10km family and fun runners, Olopade said that decision will be in the hands of the technical and medical personnel working with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.



“We have seen the benefits of running that Access Bank Lagos City marathon has revived in Lagos and Nigeria, especially the health benefits. The 10km race is for the people and as Project Consultant, I love to see thousands coming for our race but runners’ health is paramount so will leave the decision to technical and health personnel to decide but I will inform them of the desire of the runners who want the 10km race considered” said Olopade.  


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Nilayo set October date for Abuja City International Marathon

 Nilayo set October date for Abuja City International Marathon 




Nigeria’s foremost marathons and road races running company, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, has set October 2, 2021 date for the maiden Abuja City International Marathon with a telecommunication company and financial institution set to be the headline sponsor and main partner.  

Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports told our correspondent over the weekend that

 “The Abuja City International Marathon is a race that excites us because given our precedence with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and all our other races across the country, the Abuja City International Marathon promises to be a world class event. We have concluded discussions with a telecom giant and a financial institution. Very soon we shall invite the media to the unveiling of our sponsor and partner”.

Olopade who revived the culture of marathons and road races in Nigeria after 31 years in 2016 with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon revealed that the route of the Abuja City International Marathon has been measured and calibrated by World Athletics grade ‘A’ measurer Norrie Williamson since 2018.

Williamson who was the measurer of the marathon routes of four Olympic Games, Atlanta’96, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008 and several other iconic cities marathons, described the point to point route of Abuja City International Marathon as one of the best he has measured around the world. 

 Olopade described Abuja as an amazing city with a lot of exciting sights, “this is the reason why we are particular about making the race an international marathon that will attract the cream-de-la-crème of road running across the world.

“We are working on this project with the World Athletics, Athletics Federation of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, we are set to put Abuja on the world map.”

Apart from reviving the culture of marathon and road races in Nigeria with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the upcoming Abuja City International Marathon that will put the federal capital among the top marathon destinations in the world. Nilayo’s Midas touch in marathons and road races was behind the highly successful races like the just concluded Kaduna Marathon, Great Abeokuta 10KM Race, Valuejet IAU African Championships Remo, Ijebu International Half Marathon among other sporting events across the country 



“This is the reason why we have gotten a telecom giant and a financial institution who are ready to commit to the race to make it a success because they have also seen these possibilities and how it will change the trajectory of sports sponsorships in Africa and the rest of the world. The partnerships will be announced very soon.” Said Olopade

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Bukola Olopade Congratulates Pinnick, Throws Weight Behind Him For FIFA Council Seat

 Bukola Olopade Congratulates Pinnick, Throws Weight Behind Him For FIFA Council Seat




Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited NSML, Hon. Bukola Olopade has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick who was cleared by the World Football governing body FIFA to contest in the forthcoming FIFA executive council elections.


Olopade, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National League described the clearance given by FIFA as the first hurdle in the daunting task ahead, adding that it will be a victory for Nigeria if Pinnick finds his way into the FIFA chamber.


"Firstly, I congratulate my friend and brother Amaju, for scaling through the difficult first hurdle, it is extremely laudable that he has decided to put so many things on the line for the development of Football in Nigeria, if he finds a way into the FIFA council, it's a huge victory for Nigerian Football so he has my total support in his quest"


"The FIFA Review Committee with stringent integrity measures would not have certified Amaju fit of contesting if he had been found wanting in any sphere, it only means he has represented us well and he deserves all the support"


The former sports commissioner in Ogun State noted that he is throwing his weight behind the NFF Supremo because his emergence will not only portray Nigeria in good light globally, it will also be of immense quality to Nigerian Football administratively.



Elections will be held at the Congress of the Confederation of African Football scheduled for March 12, 2021, in Rabat, Morocco.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Lagos City Marathon: Organizers Working On Quality Delivery

 Lagos City Marathon: Organizers Working On Quality Delivery

By Kingsley Oyero



Organizers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have said that the 2021 edition of the event will still maintain Its quality despite the reduction in number of runners and individuals involved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Hon. Bukola Olopade, Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, NSML, Right owners of the event in an interview confirmed that the reduction in the numbers of personel is an attestation that everyone involved in staging the silver label event is paying priority attention to the world trend as regards the Covid-19 pandemic.



Honourable Olopade added that the modus operandi of the Lagos City Marathon for this year will be in line with what is applicable to other events around the world.


He said “Although with a reduced number of athletes, the excitement might decrease but our burning passion would see us deliver a massive marathon race in February, we are taking note of what is happening everywhere in the world and come February 13, we will put in place measures that will stand us out as we have always done".



The 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon where three hundred athletes will be on the road for the prize money will also serve as qualifiers for the olympic games.



The race will be broadcast live on Television and multi media channels to ensure people are not on the street to cheer the runners.



All runners, workforce, auxillary workers, security and others will get a booklet of dos and don'ts of the race, from the office of the race's general manager, baring in mind the novel coronavirus

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

NSML Announces Ijebu International Half Marathon

 NSML Announces Ijebu International Half Marathon

 


January 11, 2021 – Nilayo Sports Management Limited, organises of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Great Abeokuta 10KM Race, Valuejet IAU African Championships among other races across the country has announced Ijebu International Half Marathon, a Half Marathon holding in Ijebu Ode.

Mr. Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management limited said “we are very excited about organising another international road race in Ogun state. The Ijebu International Half Marathon is a 21 Kilometre race, the route will start from the newly constructed Epe-Ijebu road and will end at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium.

The Ijebu International Half Marathon was motivated by Ijebu Heritage Club. The club is an outstanding community of Ijebu Ode sons and daughters who thought it wise to have an international marathon in Ijebu land.”

 

Ogun State Commissioner for Youth & Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde reiterated the commitment of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun to increasing the capacity of Ogun state youths.

 

He said “When the idea of the Ijebu International Half Marathon 2021 was first introduced, everybody attested to the timeliness and necessity of the event at a time like this. This is because the Government of His Excellency, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun MFR is favourably disposed to ideas aimed at increasing the capacity of Ogun State Youths.

 

It should be recalled that year 2020, with its attendant twists and turns placed an unfavourable restriction on sports and sporting developments worldwide. It can be said that not much was recorded in areas of Sports throughout last year. This interregnum placed most Athletes and Sports Lovers on physical & psychology fatigue.

 

The Ijebu International Half Marathon 2021 has therefore created an enabling environment to put on our sporting shoes and invigorate our muscles. In this connection, the 2021 Edition is not a game to miss for all discerning athletes and sports lovers.”

 

The commissioner commended Nilayo Sports Management Limited for putting up the race at this crucial moment. He enjoined all participants to take the race in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie whilst keeping to all laid down health rules, safety standards & precautions.

 

This race will open a new vista opportunity for runners in Ogun state, the race will also greatly spotlight the importance of health and fitness in Ijebu Ode and environs, added Mr. Sulaiman Adebayo, the Head Communications and Media, Ijebu International Half Marathon.

 

 

Ijebu International Half Marathon is greatly supported by the Ogun state government. The event will also feature a 5 Kilometre race for fun runners. The event will hold in July, 2021.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Kenya Airways becomes Official Airline Partner of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon




 The number of global brands entering into partnership with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon increased on Wednesday as awarding winning airline, Kenya Airways joined the rich list of partners.

With Access Bank as Headline Sponsor, the rich list of partners include 7UP Bottling Company, Eko Atlantic City, Eko Hotels, Revolution Plus Property, Bet9ja, and Skechers. The Center of Excellence, Lagos is the Host City

The deal to bring Kenya Airways on board the award winning Access Bank Lagos City Marathon was brokered by the Project Consultant and Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Bukola Olopade.

In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas, Head Communication and Media of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Olopade said:
“We are happy to have Kenya Airways as the official airline partner of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, an event that has redefined the trajectory of races in Africa and across the rest of the world.

“This is a partnership that is coming at the right time because the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has positioned Lagos as a global marathon destination and that is fostered by organisations like Kenya Airways who value quality and topnotch delivery which is our signature across all our races.”

Hafeez Balogun, Country Manager, Kenya Airways Nigeria added that: “We are involved with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon because the idea behind the event tallies with our culture of promoting the African spirit. Africans are champions of marathons and Kenya Airways is the pride of Africa.
“We are eagerly looking forward to another excellent show of African spirit of strong will power, determination and perfect finishes at the 2021 Lagos City Marathon.”

The sixth edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, winner of the prestigious World Athletics Bronze and Silver Label, is slated for 13th of February 2021.

The event hosts over 100,000 runners from across the world each year, including top elite runners. Hiwever, due to COVID 19 precautions for road races, only 10,000 runners will be allowed to participate in the next edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

Nilayo Sports Management Limited is the foremost sports management and marketing company in Nigeria. With over two decades of experience, NSML promotes sporting activities from grass root level to international level in Africa.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Suzuki Becomes Official Automobile Partner Of Abeokuta Marathon, ValueJet Remo Ultra Race

 *Suzuki Becomes Official Automobile Partner Of Abeokuta Marathon, ValueJet Remo Ultra Race*



*Bayo Adegboyega*


Japanese Company Suzuki has officially become the Automobile Partner Of the Great Abeokuta 10 KM Marathon and the ValueJet IAU African Championship.


The groundbreaking partnership was sealed between Suzuki and owners of the races, Nilayo Sports Management Limited  today in Lagos at the headquarters of Suzuki by CFAO.



Speaking at the event, Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited Hon. Bukola Olopade expressed confidence that the partnership will further strengthen a foundation that is already solid.


He said "As for the Abeokuta Marathon, it's a plus for the 10km event, it would definitely add new and obvious touches".



Hon Olopade who is a former commissioner for sports in Ogun State also added that the Remo Ultra Race will take a beautiful shape in 2021, adding that the partnership with Suzuki means more value has been added.


On her part, General manager of Suzuki Aissatou Diouf, Suzuki is proud to associate with a company that has done tremendous things in the last couple of years.



Aissatou Diouf said "When we saw what Nilayo Sports Management Limited was doing, it was easy to do business with them, we know the advantage and value it will add to us so it's a win win situation and we are happy that this partnership has officially started".


Chief Operating officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Mr Seyi Johnson appreciated Suzuki for what they are bringing on the table, he let out that there is more to come from the brand



The deal for the two races is worth two hundred million naira a year for two years with a guaranteed extension of another three years.


It was also revealed that winners would be gifted branded Suzuki cars.


The 2021 10KM Abeokuta Marathon has been scheduled for November 13, while the ValueJet IAU African Championship will come up on December 4.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Nilayo Sports Management Limited To Unveil Suzuki CFAO As Official Automobile Partner For Abeokuta 10km Race, ValueJet Remo Ultra Race

 *Nilayo Sports Management Limited To Unveil Suzuki CFAO As Official Automobile Partner For Abeokuta 10km Race, ValueJet Remo Ultra Race*



Bayo Adegboyega


Nilayo Sports Management Limited, organizers of the Abeokuta 10 KM Marathon and the Remo Ultra Race will on Friday, December 11 Unveil Suzuki CFAO as the official automobile partner for the 2021 edition of the Abeokuta Marathon and the Remo Ultra Race.


Managing Director of NSML Bukola Olopade confirmed that the unveiling will come up on Friday at a Press briefing at the Suzuki headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos starting from 10am


According to a statement, representatives of the automobile company and Nilayo Sports Management Limited will be present at the Press briefing where details about the events will be revealed.


The two events began in 2019 with 21-year-old Kenyan athlete Biwott Kemboi dictating the pace at the Abeokuta 10km race winning the $5,000 prize money after completing the race in 28 minutes and 16 seconds.



In the category for Nigerian winners, Emmanuel Gyang won N1,000,000 first prize in the male category and fourth overall having crossed the finish line in 31 minutes and one second, Fadekemi Olude went home with N1,000,000 first prize in the home athletes female category after completing the race in 37 minutes and 29 seconds.


Mbolekwa Thobile of South Africa won the men version of the Remo Ultra Race, while his compatriot Mbanjwa Sanelisiswe emerged the winner of the female version.


Despite the glamour and the success recorded in the first editions, Nilayo Sports Management Limited has promised to take the second edition to a bigger and better pedestal.


Nilayo Sports Management Limited are the right owners of the Prestigious Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, they were also recently appointed by the Kaduna State Government as the consultant for the first ever Kaduna Marathon

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Plateau state athlete Dalyop wins 2020 Lagos Women Run title

 Plateau state athlete Dalyop wins 2020 Lagos Women Run title



Plateau state athlete, Patience Mwanwang has emerged the winner of the fifth edition of the Lagos Women Run 2020, tagged 'Run Anywhere, Everywhere.'


Dalyop, breasted the tape at 33 minutes 43.73 seconds to win the Elite Open category.

Awawu Haruna finished second place at a time of 34 minutes 02. 24 seconds.

Abiye David finished third place at a time 34 minutes 16.39 seconds.



Dalyop, got a record cash prize of N1,000,000 for the special virtual edition of the Women Run, while second place Awawu Haruna got N500,000. Third place Abiye David got N300,000 for her efforts.

Winners in the Elite Open category were presented their cash prizes by the Honourable Commissioner for Sports, Lagos State, Segun Dawodu.


In the Veteran category, Lagos State athlete, Anna Seriki, emerged the winner after crossing the finish line at 45 minutes 47.11 seconds. In second place was Plateau state athlete Ladi Henry, she ran 46 minutes 16.90 seconds. While Kareem Bolanle finished third place at 46 minutes 40.74 seconds.

Seriki, Ladi and Kareem got N300,000, N200,000 and N100,000 respectively.

The presentation of cash prizes to each the Veteran category winners was done by the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku.



For the 2020 edition of the Lagos Women Run, all the Covid-19 protocols approved by the Lagos Government were followed strictly. 

All the athletes were given two disposable face masks at the start point which was at the Tafawa Balewa Square. The organisers also created cells of six athletes each on a single row, this created the much desired social distance before the race was flagged off.

At the end of the presentation ceremony all the athletes that finished the race were given certificate and medals.

Otubanjo Receives Armenia Golden Boot Award

 Otubanjo Receives Armenia Golden Boot Award *BY BOSUN ADEYEMI* Ararat-armenia Nigerian forward Yusuf Otubanjo receive is Golden Boot award ...