Apply Now: MTN Champs For Track and Field Athletes 2024

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Calling all young athletes and schools across Nigeria! Get ready to lace up your running shoes and showcase your talent because MTN CHAMPS is back for Season 2, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! Sponsored once again by MTN, this championship promises to be an electrifying celebration of athleticism and skill.

MTN Champs Season 2 – 2024

MTN CHAMPS is a program in Nigeria that aims to unearth and foster athletic talent across the country. It is modelled after the Jamaican High School CHAMPS and is poised to become the primary platform for identifying and nurturing promising athletes who could go on to represent Nigeria in prestigious international competitions such as the Olympics and World Championships.

With a focus on discovering and developing athletic potential, MTN CHAMPS has the potential to transform the sporting landscape in Nigeria. Through this program, talented individuals from all corners of the country will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and receive the training and support they need to reach their full potential as world-class athletes.

Season 2 of the competition brings exciting changes and innovations. With the addition of new cities like Asaba, Kaduna, and Port Harcourt to the roster, the championship is set to spread its magic to even more corners of Nigeria. Plus, a brand-new senior category has been introduced, opening doors for adult athletes to compete alongside the younger generation.

A Platform for Talent Discovery

The Season 2 invites secondary schools from across the country to register their top athletes for a chance to compete in the championship. With over 2,000 athletes expected to participate in each event, this is a golden opportunity to showcase your skills and represent your school on a national stage.

Available Categories

  • Cadet (U14) – Born in 2011 or later AND must be in Junior Secondary School (JS 1-3)
  • Youth (U17) – Born in 2008 or later AND in Senior Secondary School (SS 1-3), OR they can also be JSS Students of the same school who are born between 2008 & 2010
  • Junior (U20) – Born in 2005 or later (can be in school, university, other team or unattached)
  • Senior – no age restrictions

Registration Details

Online registration is now open for all four locations. Schools and teams must register their entries before the deadline for each venue. Remember, only recognised officials such as principals, games masters, or athletics coaches can complete the registration process on behalf of their schools or teams.

Visit to fill up the application and complete your registration

Important Dates and Schedules

Here’s a quick rundown of the Season 2 schedule:

  • Asaba / AFN National Trials: Closed
  • Kaduna: Tue 5th – Fri 8th March ’24
  • MTN CHAMPS Ibadan: Tue 26th – Fri 29th March ’24
  • MTN CHAMPS Port Harcourt / Grand Final: Tue 23rd Apr – Fri 26th Apr ’24

Registration Deadlines

  • MTN CHAMPS Asaba / AFN National Trials: Closed
  • MTN CHAMPS Kaduna: Wed 28th March
  • MTN CHAMPS Ibadan: Wed 20th March
  • MTN CHAMPS Port Harcourt / Grand Final: Wed 17th April

Apply Now!

MTN CHAMPS Season 2 is not just a championship; it’s a platform for talent discovery, community building, and national pride. Whether you’re a budding athlete or a passionate supporter, there’s a place for you in this exhilarating journey towards athletic excellence.

So, gather your teammates, lace up your shoes, and get ready to make history at MTN CHAMPS Season 2! For more information about the competition and to secure your spot and be part of Nigeria’s biggest national athletics talent search, visit the competition advert page (click here).

Let’s show the world what Nigerian athletes are made of!

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6 thoughts on “Apply Now: MTN Champs For Track and Field Athletes 2024”

  1. *Is there going to be an invitation for athletes that have registered for the sports?

    * What and what is expected from each participant?

    *Is the age group 12,13,14,16 consider as understand 20 too? Thanks

  2. Good evening sir. Pls I have registered some athletes from Christ the king college Gwada Niger state for the competition.
    Sir , I have not received mail neither do any of the participants registered. What could be the reason sir?
    Thanks in anticipation for your response.

  3. Good evening sir. Please, I have registered some athletes from Christ the king college Gwada, Niger state for the competition and I have not received any mail from you neither did any of the participants registered. What could be the reason sir.
    Thanks in anticipation for your response.

    • Hi Jonathan, this blog only provides information on the competition. We’re in no way affiliated to MTN or the competition, you can try reaching out to the board via email.


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