With the vision of making Edo State a hub of exciting socio-cultural activity in Africa, Eyoto Sports Academy in conjunction with the Edo State Athletics Association, invites all Edo State Secondary Schools to the 2023 Edition of the Eyoto Athletics Championship for Under 15 and 18 students.

The tournament will be held Thursday, December 7 to Friday, December 8, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The Eyoto Athletics Championship kick-off date was included in an official statement signed by the President, Eyoto Sports Academy, Felix Idahosa, which was made available to The Nigerian Observer.

Eyoto Sports Academy is a unique sports experience as it brings to light the strength and beauty of the Edo people.

The Eyoto Executive Council has procured T-shirts, Polo, and the Cup for the winning School. Provision of 3 days accommodation and feeding have been made ready for athletes being mobilized from outside Benin City to include Edo Central and Edo North.

Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third in ten events for boys, and ten for girls, as well as Special Olympics.

At the end of the competition, there will be the selection of the ten best athletes that will receive scholarships for N200,000 each, and the school with the most medals will receive the 2023 Eyoto Sports Academy’s Cup alongside a prize of N100,000. There will also be medals for the winners.

The Eyoto Athletics Championship activities include:

Day 1


10.00 AM–100M girls heat

10.30 AM–100M boys heat

10.45 AM–400M girls heat

11.00 AM–400M boys heat

10.00 AM–High jump girls final

10.30 AM–High jump boys final

Silent Break


1.00 PM–100M s/f girls

1.20 PM–100M s/f boys

1.40 PM–400m girls final

1.50 PM–400m boys final

1.00 PM–Discuss girls final

1.30 PM–Discuss boys final

2.05 PM–100M girls final

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2.25 PM—100m boys final

2.35 PM—100M girls deaf final

2.45 PM—100M boys deaf final

3.00 PM–4*100M girls heat

3.20PM—4*100M boys heat



9.00 AM–200M girls heat

9.30 AM—200M boys heat

10.00 AM–800M girls final

10.20 AM—800M boys final

10.00AM—Long jump girls final

10.30AM—Long jump boys final

10.40 AM–4*400M girls heat

11.00AM—4*400M boys heat

Silent Break


1.00 PM–200M girls final

1.20 PM–200M boys final

1.50PM—4*100M girls final

2.00PM—4*100M boys final

2.20PM—4*400m girls final

2.30PM—4*400M boys final

Other activities include javelin throwing to make this year’s contest memorable.