Exclusive; AFN plans to travel with sprint athletes, set to abandon field athletes

Athletics Federation Of Nigeria

The proposed foreign tour to be embarked by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria will be without the country’s field events athletes.

It will be recalled that during the minister’s visit to the High Performance Center of the University of Port Harcourt, River state, the President of AFN, Solomon Ogba said the athletes who would represent the country at the 2016 Olympics Games in Brazil would begin a training tour in February.


A source who confided in Naijacombatcorner said that the nation’s sprinters will be the beneficiaries of the training tour scheduled for the United States.

“Do you know that our sprinters are traveling for training tour To US without any field event athlete”? The plans of the federation will not work out as they are trying to sideline other athletes who are not spinsters’, the source said.

“They are preparing their visas and it’s only the 400m and 100m athletes that are traveling any moment from now. They are still on the visa stuff but they are not out yet because they are having visa issue”, he stated.

The source added that what the federation is planning to do is to invite new athlete that will occupy the space when they leave.


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