Athletics Federation of Nigeria
MoC holds pre-Asaba 2018 championship in Lagos
As the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) continues to foot-drag on its activities towards presenting a formidable squad at Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship, a private body, Making of Champions (MoC) is set for its first Grand Prix and Relays in Lagos. The event will run from today to Thursday at the Yaba College…
AFN vice president accuses Dalung of witch-hunt
The vice president of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Olamide George has tagged Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, a ‘big tribalist,’ saying that ‘the man just wants to nail me at all cost.’ Olamide sees Dalung’s decision to set up another investigative committee on the doping allegations against him as a witch hunt. The minister on…
Protests in team Nigeria’s camps worrisome, says Obisia Nwankpa
A few hours after a board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele predicted that the nation’s track and field athletes may only make up the numbers when hostilities begin in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, another member of the board, Gabriel Okon has washed his hands off the…
AFN probes athlete’s ‘disappearance’ from Commonwealth Games camp
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) declared yesterday that it was investigating the sudden disappearance of national athlete, Emmanuel Bamidele from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games camp in Port Harcourt. Bamidele, who took part in the Commonwealth Games trials in Abuja and ran 45.28 seconds in the men’s 400m, was named in the 37-man squad for Gold Coast 2018 Games…
AFN crisis takes dangerous twist
While the AFN, the country’s second biggest sports federation, is still struggling for identity, Team England yesterday named 75 athletes as part of its contingent for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
AFN crisis deepens as board gets two spokesmen
The crisis rocking the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has shown no sign of abating following the emergence of two spokesmen on the board.
Nigeria owes me N44.5m, says jumper Tosin Oke
Oke was included in Team Nigeria’s squad to the just concluded London 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship, where he finished a disappointing 25th place despite his experiences,
IAAF wades into visa delay for Nigerian athletes, advance party hits London
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is looking into the circumstances leading to the delay by the British High Commission in issuing entering visas to athletes and officials of Team Nigeria...