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MORADEYO BREAKS 17-YEAR OLD RECORD
THURSDAY, 26th April 2001
By Dominic Uzu
|Victoria Moradeyo, an Ahmadu
Bello University (ABU) athlete, has added another feather to the host
glorious outing in the on-going 18th NUGA games in Zaria when she set new record in the 1500 metres final.
Moradeyo replaced a mark set in 1984 by Zenatu Mamudu of the University of Benin at the NUGA games held in Ife by the Obafemi Awolowo (OAU).
She replaced the mark of 4 minutes 57.9 seconds of UNIBEN athlete with new one of 4 minutes 31.68 second.
Earlier, she had created a new record in the 800 metres event when she put up a superlative showing to displace all comers and returned a time of 2 minutes 07.36 seconds. The mark which replaced a previous one of 2 minutes 13.2 seconds set by Abibetu Yakubu at the last West African Universities games in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
Meanwhile, Bayero University, Kano and Benue state University are billed to trade tackles in the football final today.
BUK over-powered university of Benin (UNIBEN) 3-0 as Benue state University subdued much-favored Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
The third place duel is also scheduled for today at the same venue between the two losers, UNIBEN and LAUTECH.
In the same vein, a call has been made by experts to include more women in the affairs of sports
administration in the country.
The experts also clamored for the inclusion of disabled sports in the future NUGA games.
The appeal was made at the NUGA seminar held the faculty of veterinary medicine lecture theatre of ABU.
The seminar also deliberated on the re-organization of NUGA management in a bid to get more support from the federal government.
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