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Etsebiminor Charges NSC On Sports Festival

Grassroots athletics coach, Daniel Etsebiminor has charged National Sports Commission (NSC) to ensure they pull off a successful staging of the National Sports Festival, which has been postponed severally. According to Coach Dan, who is in Akwa Ibom State for the NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Holiday Camping and training programme holding in Uyo, the reason for poor performance of Nigeria athletes ...

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Ogba Congratulates Fredericks

-Coe Emerges New IAAF President -Bubka Pledges Total Commitment President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Dr. Solomon Ogba, Wednesday congratulated Namibian Frank Fredericks, who was elected into the 9-man IAAF Council on Wednesday morning. According to Ogba, an African is in the council and what matters most, is the development of the sport which he says will benefit ...

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Ogba Seeks IAAF Council Seat

-Nesiama, Wophil Also Gun For Votes President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Dr. Solomon Ogba is in the running for one of the nine individual IAAF Council member seats when elections comes up today when the 50th IAAF Congress of the IAAF holds in Beijing, China. Ogba’s name was among the 39 listed by the IAAF in its ...

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Akwu Promises 400m Medal In Congo

-Praises AFN’s All Africa Games Preparation Former USA-based athlete, Noah Akwu has promised to win a medal for Nigeria in the 400m at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Republic. Speaking to SportsDay about his plans for the 2015 AAG next month, the 200m runner at the 2012 Olympic Games in London said he switched to the 400m to ...

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Opuana Hails AFN’s AAG Preparation

So soon after top athlete, Ogho-Oghene Egwero lamented over the non-payments of camp allowances for invitees preparing for next month’s All Africa Games, one of the coaches, Gabriel Opuana is singing a different song. In contrast with Egwero’s complaints, Opuana has hailed the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over what he calls the body’s expert contribution in ensuring everything needed ...

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Egwero Weeps Over Unpaid Allowances

National male 100m sprinter, Ogho-Oghene Egwero says he is sad that the Athletes Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has not been able to pay athletes’ allowance since they entered camp in preparation for the 2015 All Africa Games billed for next month in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. Egwero, who is also expected to take part in 4×4 relay at the 2015 AAG, ...

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Ukeh, Onwumere Chase AAG Gold

United States- based African number one rated female shot-putter and discus thrower, Claire Ukeh says, despite her knee injury, Nigeria should expect nothing but a gold medal from her at the All Africa Games. In a chat with SportsDay in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) camp at University of Port Harcourt, Ukeh said her current form so far will ...

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IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS COUNTDOWN: Why We Dropped Brume, Egwero – Nesiama

-As Nigeria Sends 17 Athletes To Beijing The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has released a final list of 17 athletes expected to feature at the forth-coming IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. According to the Technical Director of the federation, Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, some athletes namely; Ogho-Oghene Egwero (100m), Ese Brume (Long Jump), Tyrone Akins (110 Hurdles), Funke ...

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ALL NIGERIA CHAMPIONSHIP FALL-OUT: Nesiama Rates Nigerian Trials High

Technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama has described the recent Nigeria athletics trials as huge success. He insisted that with two new national records in the walk race and Pole Vault men and lots of championship records broken in 400m hurdles and long jump men, were evidence to show that Nigeria is an ...

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Obajimi Tasks AFN On Coaching Clinics

Former technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Rotimi Obajimi has asked the body to conduct clinics for coaches to ensure track and field grows at all levels in the country. Obajimi suggested that the encouragement of coaches across board will improve athletes’ performance and high performance would be the consequential effect. “To be sincere with you, I ...

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