Sunday, March 3, 2013
World Class Coaches Coming-AFN Seeks IAAF Involvement
In order to achieve the purpose of the High Performance Center approved for the development of Nigeria athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has decided to recommend World class athletics coaches to the center.
This enchanting angle to the performance centre was provided by AFN president, Evangelist Solomon Ogba, while thanking the IAAF president, Lamine Diack for approving the center for Nigeria. Ogba went on to appeal to Diack to be patient with Nigeria when the center begins as it will take some time to achieve desired results from the athletes but promised that before long, the world will see the benefit of the center.
According to Ogba, Nigeria is blessed with young talent but attributed the failure of athletes to none harvesting of the abundant athletes in the country.
“I want to specially thank the IAAF President lamine Diack and the President of the CAA, Colonel Hamad Kalkaba for their decision to site the center in Nigeria. Both men did us proud for the honour.
“We are blessed with talents in Nigeria but we have not been able to harvest the best and with the coming of the High Performance Center, Nigeria will begin to see the abundant athletes there are.” Apart from approving the center for Nigeria, Evangelist Solomon Ogba said Lamine Diack also approves a grant of $50. 000 for the take off of the center.
“Apart from approving the center, Diack has also approved a take off grant of 50, 000 pounds and to also increase it from that amount.