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Nigeria: Nwosu, Ajunwa for Athletics Masters’ Wellness Talk, Medical Check Up

Former Super Eagles captain, Henry Nwosu, ex Falcons goalkeeper, Ann Chiejiene and Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa are among retired stars confirmed for a one-day symposium and free medical check-up for former internationals and sports stakeholders at the Media Centre of the Teslim Balogun Stadium tomorrow.

The programme, which is put together by Nigeria Athletic Masters (NAM) and the Lagos State Sports Commission, is themed, ‘Health and Wellness for 50 years and above.’

President of the NAM, Gloria Obajimi disclosed that the theme of the event is a response to the deaths recorded in the sector in recent times, adding that most retired athletes need guidance on how to live healthy after their active years.

According to Obajimi, the participants are expected to arrive at the venue by 9.00 a.m. for the medical check up (blood pressure and sugar level), which will be carried out by Lagos State Sports Medicine Association, while the lecture will commence at 10.30 a.m.

Other dignitaries expected at the event are Dr. Rafiu Ladipo of the Nigeria Supporters Club, Lawrence Adegbeingbe and Mary Akikuowo (nee Akinyemi).

The lecturers are Nutritionist, Dr. Chima from LUTH and the Director, School of Post Graduate Studies, Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr. Lucy Clegg, who will talk about Depression.


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