AFN boss Gusau convenes board meeting amid probe
Embattled President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau has called for a board meeting of the federation, an action some members see as ‘desperate move’ to undermine the power of the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, who set up a probe panel three days ago to investigate the federation’s activities.
Probe on AFN’s fiasco in Doha 2019 begins
After weeks of speculations, Sports Minister, Sunday Dare yesterday inaugurated an eight-man panel to investigate the poor performance of Team Nigeria at the recently concluded Doha 2019 World Athletics Championships.
There is still glamour in African Games, says Ogunkoya
Nigerian ex-Olympian, Falilat Ogunkoya says the thrill and glamour at the African Games are still intact, contrary to the opinion of former Nigerian long jumper, Yusuf Alli.
Ogunkoya defends Okagbare over 100 metres false start at African Games
Former Nigerian track and field athlete, Falilat Ogunkoya, says Blessing Okagbare has no blame for her disqualification for beating the gun in the women’s 100 metres semi-finals heat on Monday at the on-going African Games in Morocco.
Athletes need your cash support at African Games, Ogunkoya tells Dangote, Otedola, others
Nigerian ex-Olympian, Falilat Ogunkoya wants top businessmen and women in the country to extend their cash support to the athletes, who will fly the nation’s flag at the fast approaching Maroc 2019 African Games....
AFN, Dynaspro Academy partner to develop kid athletes
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has disclosed that it would return to schools in its bid to develop athletics at the grassroots level. The federation has also expressed interest to resuscitate the IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme in schools across the country. AFN President, Ibrahim Gusau said at the weekend that the federation was making conscious…
Looking at Nigerian politics through sports
I am not a politician. I have never been. But one cannot be alive in Nigeria today and not be politically involved, either as an activist or a victim, in the political theatrics ongoing in the country.
‘Coaches ‘messed up’ Nigeria’s medal chances in London’
The Nigerian team failed to win a medal in London and Ogunkoya, a 400m gold medalist at Jo’burg ’99 All Africa Games, believes the athletes were poorly managed by the coaches.