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Abuja Stadium To Host AFN Golden League

Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 12:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Abuja will host the 2nd leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League at the Abuja National Stadium on Saturday.

The League initially billed to take place in Kaduna was suddenly moved for reasons the federation’s hierarchy said was due to lack of support from Kaduna state government.

A text message from the federation’s media officer, Kayode Thomas, expressed regret for the sudden shift, while pleading for athletes understanding following the inconveniences the shift might cause them.

The Golden League is a competition for home-based athletes to keep them in shape before the AFN/CRS All Nigeria Athletics Championships, which serves as trials for the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships and Congo 2015 All Africa Games.

The nation’s best athletes are expected to be in Kaduna to compete for various cash prizes at the one-day meet as well as the top prize N1.5m Jackpot.

The federation’s technical director, Omatseye Nesiama, has appealed to all states/clubs interested in participating in AFN organised activities in 2015 to register with the AFN Secretariat with immediate effect.

Nesiama said, “As determined by the League Organising Committee, transport subsidy and, in some cases, accommodation subsidy as well, where accommodation is not provided, shall be provided for the top 4 finishers in each of the Golden League events.

All participating athletes shall compete in their State or Club uniform especially in the relays.’’