Athletics Federation of Nigeria
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…
AFN members want emergency congress over ‘missing’ IAAF $150,000 grant
Some board members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) are pushing for an emergency congress following the alleged disappearance of $150,000 grant, which world athletics ruling body (IAAF) sent to the federation.
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…
We’re building Nigerian athletics from scratch, says AFN boss
President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau has declared that his administration would have to re-build the nation’s track and field from the scratch saying...
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.
Nigerian coaches, officials reject Adeleye as AFN technical director
Nigerian track and field coaches and technical officials yesterday warned against the alleged plans to impose Sunday Adeleye as the technical director/chairman technical sub-committee of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
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...
‘How government inconsistency, others cripple Nigerian athletics’
In Brazil, Okagbare, like most other Nigerian athletes, could not go past the semifinals of their events. The only exception was the youthful Ese Brume who finished as the fifth best in the long jump event.