Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Solid Works Boost AFN Golden League with with N50m
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League has received a N50 million sponsorship boost from Solid Works Limited.
President of the AFN, Chief Solomon Ogba, said that the sponsorship would enable the federation meet up with costs of hosting the League without hitches.
“We are grateful to Solid Works Limited for the sponsorship and hope to put up an edition worth remembering,” he noted.
Chief Ogba said that as a World Championships year, the AFN needs all the support it can get from the Corporate Nigeria to be able to put up a credible performance.
“The Golden League series which my administration initiated at assumption of office are aimed at keeping Nigerian athletes based at home busy almost all through the season. We want to discourage our athletes from going to race in meets in Europe for peanuts. With the prize money at stake, serious athletes have something to look forward to in the Golden League every season,” stressed the former Delta State sports commissioner.
The first leg of the 2013 AFN Golden League has been scheduled to hold at the Gateway Stadium in Sagamu Saturday 13th April 2013.