Category Archives: Athletics

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 […]

IAAF U-18 Championships: Nigerian athletes wait in suspense

By Ben Efe Nigerian junior athletes’ participation at the IAAF World U-18 Championships billed for July 12-16 in Nairobi, Kenya hangs in the balance as Athletics Federation of Nigeria officials keep searching for clues. This is coming on the heels of the country missing the African Junior Championships last month in Algeria, and leaving the […]