The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is getting set to engage some ex-internationals in building Nigeria athletes for a better performance.
Disclosing this at the weekend during the 4th meeting of the AFN/Desicon Golden, AFN President, Chief Solomon Ogba said the federation will be engaging 6 ex-internationals who will be sent to the different zones of the country for better monitoring of athletes but maintained that the federation is awaiting National Sports Commission (NSC)’s approval.
“Very soon the AFN will be consulting with six ex-international athletes to monitor athletes in the different geo-political zones. We don’t have any employed coaches; we make do with what the states are bringing. Now we are trying to do something that will engage 6 ex-international athletes that we are going to send to the different zones and we are trying to engage this team as consultants and right now we are waiting for the approval of the NSC on this.”
Meanwhile, Ogba is banking on the strength of Nigeria relay team for results at the upcoming All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique in September this year.
He said Nigeria can win the relay events due to the fact that the country has the best team in Africa.
“For sure we can win the relay events in Mozambique because right now Nigeria has the best team in Africa. Adding the relay gold medals and getting additional 10 or so, then I see us winning the overall first position in the Games.”