A bidding war has erupted for Kiwi teenage sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia, with at least two Australian sports organisations presenting six-figure offers to poach the 17-year-old.

The promising sprinter burst on to the scene by winning the Australian senior 100m title in Sydney last month and, being eligible for both New Zealand and Australia, an initial decision loomed over which country he would run for.

While that is still to be decided, the Weekend Herald understands several lucrative offers have been made from other sporting bodies, with Osei-Nketia and Athletics New Zealand now set for a multiple crosscode showdown in

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