March 22, 2019

Nigerian athletes to miss 2017 IAAF World Championships

Nigerian athletes to miss 2017 IAAF World Championships

If urgent steps are not taken by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, the country’s athletes will miss the IAAF World Championships billed for London  August 4-13, 2017.

This is because the world athletics ruling body, IAAF recently released new standards, which no Nigerian athlete has been able to achieve. The AFN must now organise a series of competitions for the athletes or more so, the elite athletes need to feature in meets between now and July 23, 2017 to meet the new standards.

However, this looks like a tall order as the AFN has been in disarray, since the dismal performances of Nigerian athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The AFN president, Solomon Ogba and members of the board seem to have run out of steam and enthusiasm to chart a new course for the 2017 season. Read more

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