After a thrilling 5-2 victory over
MFM FC in Uyo, Akwa United has won the Nigeria Professional Football League season 2020/2021.
On Sunday, Charles Atshimene concluded a strong performance with a hat-trick, bringing his season total to 18 goals.
Akwa United has the league’s longest unbeaten streak (18 games) and has also kept the cleanest sheets this season.
In their 25-year history, this will be the first time, Akwa United, the Promise Keepers have claimed the
Coach Kennedy Boboye will win the trophy for the second time, having led Plateau United to their first league triumph in 2017.
Meanwhile, At the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Nigerian Ese Brume has advanced to the final of the women’s long jump event.
With a 6.76m leap, Brume took fourth place in Group B.
Ivana Spanovic, the reigning World Indoor champion, won Group B with a 7.00m leap.
Malaika Mihambo, the reigning world champion, came in second with a leap of 6.98m. Chantel Malone (6.82m) of the British Virgin Islands took third place.
Brume, a bronze medalist at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, is seen as one of Nigeria’s best medal hopes in Tokyo.
In May, the 25-year-old broke Chioma Ajunwa’s 25-year long jump record of 7.12m after jumping a distance of 7.17m at the Chule Vista Festival.
She was also the sole Nigerian athlete to compete in the final of her event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she finished fifth with a leap of 6.81 metres.
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