In a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary General, the AFN says it does not know anything about the contract outside what has been written in the media and, from the media reports had even made attempt to clarify from PUMA, pointing out breaches of the AFN constitution by Messrs Gusau and Adeleye who PUMA confirmed negotiated the deal.
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Tonobock Okowa, President of the federation made the announcement Sunday in Tokyo on the sidelines of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.
This is according to Adeniyi Beyioku, Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Thursday.
Okowa made the announcement on Thursday in Tokyo after the federation took responsibility for the disqualification of 10 Nigerians
This followed a report to the DSS after widespread false information fabricated by the sports ministry.
Among other things, the one-day athletics meet, billed for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, affords Team Nigeria another chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics Relay events having failed in its last bid at the national trials held at Yaba College of Technology Sporting Complex
The consignment which includes Track suits, vests, shoes back packs, wheel bags, face masks and others items whose open market price runs into millions of naira was delivered on Sunday,13th, July.
Gusau, who is also vying for a second term in office as President, said in the spirit of unity and oneness, interests of all contestants will be protected before and during the election.
The details were contained in the timetable sent to World Athletics by the Secretary General of the AFN, Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku.
The competition, the first in the calendar of events for the year, is designed to help athletes gauge their level of preparedness for the National Sports Festival, which begins next month on Valentine’s day in Benin City, Edo State.
Gusau made the promise in a statement signed by AFN’s Director General, Pepple Young, in Lagos on Friday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has hailed Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare’s intervention regarding payment of allowances to athletes that represented Nigeria in international and continental competitions in the last three years. Athletes and officials have either been short paid, underpaid or not paid at all by the suspended President of the AFN.
Shehu-Gusau said this on Sunday in a news conference to address the situation of things happening in the federation
In a letter dated November 22, 2019 and signed by its Secretary General, Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku, and addressed to all States Athletics Associations, the AFN said it was constrained by circumstances beyond its control to postpone the congress
The same rule could also apply in the case of Blessing Okagbare
Nigeria’s medal hopeful, Divine Oduduru, has pulled out of the 100 metres dash at the ongoing IAAF World Championship in Doha
The trials are meant to select athletics for the Games scheduled for Morocco in August
Omatseye Nesiama, an International Association of Athletics Federations licensed Manager, on Sunday said that Nigeria and the West African have the potentials to excel in cross-country race.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria on Saturday says the 86 athletes listed for the Confederation of African Athletics championships are to resume camp on April 2.