Globacom Limited, the Official Sponsor of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Lagos International Half Marathon has restated its interest and commitment to the annual international long distance championship. Mohamed Jameel, the Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) of the telecom giant, offered the assurance during a courtesy call on the company by officials of AFN led by the President, Chief Solomon Ogba at the Mike Adenuga Towers Headquarters of Globacom.
Ogba, who spoke after the meeting described the deliberations as "very positive for athletics and Globacom Limited". The AFN boss further disclosed that issues arising from the cancellation of the 2010 edition of the Glo/Lagos International Half Marathon were amicably resolved and "the AFN wishes to clarify that the partnership with Globacom remains very intact".
He said officers of Globacom and AFN will in the days ahead consider appropriate dates for this years Glo/AFN Regional Half Marathon which will be holding for the first time and the third edition of the Glo/Lagos International Half Marathon.
“We have amicably resolved issues that caused the initial friction in the relationship. We have even agreed to hold the 2011 edition in November starting with the brand new Glo/AFN Regional Half Marathon,” observed Ogba, a former Delta State Sports Commissioner.
While thanking Globacom for the interest shown towards the development of track and field in the country by sponsoring the half marathon,
The Glo/Lagos International Half Marathon offers the highest prize money in sub-Saharan Africa and is an IAAF listed event that has attracted the cream of international runners from Africa and Europe.