Wednesday, February 16, 2011

No Prize Money At AFN All Comers Event

All Athletes and officials from the 36 states and clubs going to Shagamu for this weekend’s Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) 1st All Comers and 10km Road Race have been advised to be prepared to fund their stay during the two-day competition starting on Friday, February 18 at the Shagamu Stadium.
According to the letter sent out last week to all the intending states and clubs, the AFN is insisting that it was not in a position to cater for athletes and officials coming to the Ibadan event.
AFN Assistant Secretary Mrs. Rita Akande who signed the letter specifically warned the athletes and officials not to expect the federation to shoulder their burdens.
“ There is no meal subsidy for any athlete. No transport allowance or accommodation. Also, no one should come to Shagamu hoping to win any prize money. This is an all Comers event,” observed the AFN assistant scribe.
She insisted further that all expenses incurred by any athlete are to be taken care of by their states or clubs.
Meanwhile, the AFN has listed events to compete for at the two-day track fiesta to include 60m, 150m, 300m, 600m, 1,000m, 5000m, 60m hurdles, 3000m hurdles. Others include High Jump, Pole vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Short Put, Discuss, Hammer, 4x200m, 4x400m, Decathlon (Heptathlon for women).

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