Friday, April 15, 2011

AFN Golden League Starts April 29-30

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has fixed April 29th and 30th as the starting date of the
2011 Chief of Naval Staff/AFN Golden League.
According to the Secretary of the AFN, Maria Wophill (Mrs.) the first leg will take place in Abuja with the second and third leg taking place in Kaduna and Lagos State respectively in May 6th -7th and 20th 21st while the final leg will take place in Warri on the 3rd and 4th of June.
It would be recalled that the 1st AFN All Comers championship which was held at the Gateway stadium in Shagamu and the Ijebu Ode stadium also in Ogun State on the 18th and 19th March was the first leg of the 2011 Golden League which was use as qualification for athletes.
The 2011 edition prize money has been increased to 2million.

Below is the AFN 2011 program as released by the federation on Friday.


Dates                                                    Events                                                        State             Country
                                               Affiliations/Registration of Clubs

18th - 19th                             10km Road Race/All Nigeria All Comers                       Ibadan            Nigeria
25th - 26th                              Sonny Odogwu U-16 National Championships              TBD              Nigeria

6th                                         1st African Cross Country Championships                Cape Town   SouthAfrica

                                              TBD 5km Road Race (Schools)                               TBD              Nigeria

16th - 26th                             NUGA Games, UNIBEN                                        Edo               Nigeria

18th - 19th                             All Nigeria All Comers/ Golden League                    Ijebu-Ode     Nigeria

                                              TBD 5km Road Race                                              TBD              Nigeria

20-Mar-11                            39th IAAF World Cross Country Championships,    Punta Umbria  Spain

25th - 26th                            D.K. Olukoya Under 16 and Under18 National Championship Lagos Nigeria


6th - 9th                                CRS Primary/Secondary School Sports Championships         Calabar  Nigeria

15th - 18th                            CAA Congress and Council Meeting                               Yaounde Cameroon

29th - 30th                            Chief of Naval Staff/AFN Golden League                        Abuja FCT  Nigeria

29th - 1st May                      CAA Region II Junior Championships                              Bamako       Mali

29th April -1st                      CAA Region II Junior Championships                              Bamako       Mali

6th - 7th Bishop                   David Oyedepo/AFN Golden League                              Kaduna        Nigeria

12th - 14th                        Cross River/South South Athletics Championships   Calabar Cross River Nigeria

12th - 15th                        Africa Youth Championships                                             Gaborone    Botswana

20th - 21st                        Pastor Enoch Adeboye/ AFN Golden League, Yaba Tech      Lagos      Nigeria


3rd - 4th                           Final Golden League                                                               Warri      Nigeria

23rd - 25th                      Nigeria/Cross River/NNPC/ExxonMobil Track and Field Championships
                                                                                                                                     Cross River Nigeria

29th -                              9th National Sports Festival,                                      Port Harcourt Rivers Nigeria

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