Category Archives: Athletics

AFN to pursue aggressive grassroots development

Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Ibrahim Gusau said that one of the cardinal agenda of the new board, will be to embark on grassroots development initiative that will usher in a new era in the sport. . Athletics on 100ms race Gusau who was speaking in Lagos stated that identification and documentation of grassroots talents […]

CAA rates preparations for Asaba 2018 high

Confederation of African Athletics officials have given high marks to preparations by Delta State for the African Athletics Championships, holding August 1-5 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State. Nigeria’s Glory Onome Nathaniel (R) hands the baton over to Nigeria’s Emerald Egwim (2L) as Germany’s Nadine Gonska (2R) hands off to Germany’s Svea […]

Gusau not ready to work with AFN members – George

By Ben Efe Athletics Federation of Nigeria vice president, Olamide George said yesterday that Nigerian athletics is unlikely to achieve success as the president, Ibrahim Gusau is not ready to work with a majority of the board members. Nigeria’s Glory Onome Nathaniel (R) hands the baton over to Nigeria’s Emerald Egwim (2L) as Germany’s Nadine […]

Setting agenda for the AFN ahead of the 2018

TRACK AND FIELD By Yemi Olus The 2017 Athletics season is one Nigeria’s athletes will want to forget in a hurry! The outgone season epitomized a year of dashed hopes and dreams for these athletes who were left to their devices for the better part of the season, following the dissolution of the National Sports […]

AFN Crisis: Board members want Gusau out

Athletics Federation of Nigeria is wrapped up in uncertainty, as a good number of board members are angling to push Ibrahim Gusau who was elected on June 13 as president, out of the federation. The AFN has been swimming in crisis since that controversial election in Abuja. It took a new twist last week as […]

It’s a shame how Nigerian athletics has fallen—Ngerem

By Ben Efe Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria president, Dan Ngerem has called on all genuine athletics enthusiasts to join ranks and salvage the sport, otherwise there will be more catastrophic results in the future. Mr. Ngerem was speaking against the back ground of the chaotic federations election and the resultant disorganised Nigerian participation at […]

Time now to revive athletics, Estate tells AFN members

By Ben Efe FORMER athlete, Patrick Estate Onyedum who is representing the South East Zone on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) board has urged newly elected members to brace up for the herculean task of bringing Nigerian athletics from the brink. New Agenda… Patrick Estate Onyedum (left) and athletics coach Johnny Igboka during the […]

Collins calls for calm as AFN election rerun holds

By Ben Efe Athletics enthusiasts are tuned in to the National Stadium Abuja where the Athletics Federation of Nigeria election rerun will be holding today. The elections on June 13 won by Ibrahim Gusau was canceled by the an appeals committee set up by the Sports Ministry based on the fact that the process was […]