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The Okowa-led board, according to a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary General, is recognised by World Athletics, Confederation of African Athletics, the Nigeria Olympic Committee and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

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.

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

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 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.

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