APPLY: 2023 MTN Champ Competition For Young Nigerians

APPLY: 2023 MTN Champ Competition For Young Nigerians

The MTN Champ Competition For Young Nigerians seeks to identify and nurture athletic talent, with the goal of revolutionizing the sports scene in Nigeria. MTN CHAMPS, a Nigerian program, is dedicated to discovering and nurturing athletic potential nationwide. Inspired by the Jamaican High school CHAMPS, it aspires to become the premier platform for identifying and developing promising athletes, potentially grooming them to represent Nigeria in esteemed international competitions like the Olympics and World Championships.


  • Host: MTN Foundation
  • Category: Competitions
  • Eligible Countries: Nigeria
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: Not Specified


MTN CHAMPS is a track and field competition designed to uncover exceptional athletes in schools throughout Nigeria. It is envisioned as the launching pad for future stars in the world of athletics who will ultimately make their mark on the global stage. This initiative offers talented individuals from all corners of the country the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and gain the training and support necessary to realize their potential as elite athletes.


MTN CHAMPS will feature a series of four 3-day Championships held nationwide every 2-3 weeks from October to December 2023, with an additional day added to the final event for the Grand Final:

  1. MTN CHAMPS Benin: Thu 12th – Sat 14th October ’23 (Registration deadline: Wed 4th Oct)
  2. MTN CHAMPS Uyo: Thu 26th – Sat 28th October ’23 (Registration deadline: Wed 18th Oct)
  3. M.T.N. CHAMPS Ibadan: Thu 9th – Sat 11th November ’23 (Registration deadline: Wed 1st Nov)
  4. M.T.N. CHAMPS Abuja: Wed 29th Nov – Fri 1st Dec ’23 (Registration deadline: Tue 21st Nov).
  5. M.T.N. CHAMPS GRAND FINAL, Abuja: Saturday 2nd December ’23


To be considered for the M.T.N. Champ Competition:

  • Registration will be strictly online, with registration deadlines 8 days prior to each M.T.N. CHAMPS Event.

Duration and Reward

  • M.T.N. CHAMPS will consist of four 3-day Championships nationwide, held every 2-3 weeks from October to December 2023, with 1 day added to the final event for the Grand Final

Method of Application

Do you believe your School/Team is the ultimate Athletics powerhouse in your city? There’s only one way to determine that! To join the competition, a recognized school or team official, such as the Principal, Games Master, PE Teacher, Athletics Coach, or Captain, should register your ’10+10′ Entries at MTNCHAMPS.COM. Afterward, you or your athletes can promote your participation by sharing engaging and creative videos on social media, showcasing your School/Team during training sessions, MTN CHAMPS tryouts, interhouse or inter-school sports events, practice sessions, or any other competitions. Don’t forget to include the relevant hashtag for your city (e.g., #MTNCHAMPSIbadan, etc)!

Team: Bwkreators 



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