AFN ready for All-Comers competition in Akure

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AFN ready for All-Comers competition in Akure

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says Saturday’s All-Comers competition will go ahead as scheduled.

Niyi Beyioku, Secretary General of the federation says all arrangements have been conclude for a

hitch-free event and advised athletes to attend as the federation officially begins its preparations for summer’s Olympic Games in Yokohama, Japan.         

“The AFN under the leadership of Olamide George is the one recognize by the constitution of the

federation and athletes, state associations and clubs are advise to take note,” Beyioku said in a

press statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

“The Congress of the AFN adopted a constitution for the federation in November 2017 where the

powers and functions of everybody link with the administration of the sport is clearly spelt out. It is

patterned after some articles of World Athletics constitution and we know the international governing

body for the sport understands the importance of sticking to provisions of the constitution by member federations.”                       

The AFN Secretary General dismissed reports that there was a new Director General who will

perform the functions of the Secretary General as provided for in the AFN constitution.

That can only be figment of some peoples’imagination. The AFN constitution is clear on who

appoints and remunerates the Secretary General and until that is amend, the provisions of the

constitution on this stands,” he added and allayed fears that World Athletics is trying to create chaos in the administration of the sport in Nigeria.     

Beyioku said: “World Athletics, like all international governing bodies for sports is governed by its set

of rules (constitution) approved by its Congress. This is the standard practice in the administration of

sports all over the world. We are aware of the antics of those who are colluding with some elements

at the AFN to truncate Nigeria’s preparations for the Olympics.”

and we will not allow this to happen.

”Already, a number of athletes have arrived Akure and have been accommodated by the federation.

Other athletes and officials are coming in Friday.”

AFN ready for All-Comers competition in Akure

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