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Yusuf Alli wants world standard timing at Madojiemu athletics event

By Gowon Akpodonor
21 September 2022   |   2:34 am
Edo State Sports Commission Chairman, Yusuf Alli, has promised to provide an electronic timing device for the Princess Mabel Madojiemu Athletics Championships billed for September 29 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. [ad]

Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. Photo; TWITTER/GOVERNOROBASEKI

Edo State Sports Commission Chairman, Yusuf Alli, has promised to provide an electronic timing device for the Princess Mabel Madojiemu Athletics Championships billed for September 29 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

The former African long jump champion wants to ensure the championships, meant for U-15 athletes, are run according to world standards.

“It is part of my contribution to the success of the championships,” Alli stated. “You never know if any of the young athletes can break a record, and so, if there is no acceptable timing device, the efforts are of no use to us.”

The championships are open only to schools in Edo State and, according to the organisers, all arrangements are in top gear as the schools are itching to participate in the catch-them-young event.

The meet sponsor and former junior athlete, Princess Mabel Madojiemu, said she hopes to expand the competition to other states in the future based on the availability of resources.