Athletic Federation of Nigeria relocates to CALABAR!!!

Posted: June 22, 2011 by CalabarBeckons in Uncategorized

AFN Relocates for Trials

The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) led by its president, Chief Solomon Ogba, has relocated to Calabar, the Cross River State capital for the 65th All Nigeria/Cross River State Athletics Championships which starts on Thursday.

Also in Calabar for the event are the Secretary General of the federation, Mrs Maria Worphil, with her entire secretariat staff, the Technical and Performance Director, Sunday Bada, as well as a number of board members.

Worphil, a former national handball star who is regarded as one of the best secretary generals the federation has ever had told the media on arrival in Calabar yesterday that the relocation of the AFN secretariat to the Canaan city shows how big the championships is to them.

“This is the flagship of our event and it requires the presence of all our key staff. This is our World Championships where the best of Nigerian athletics will be showcased in terms of performance and administration,’ she said.

Meanwhile the AFN president is expected to address a press conference today to reveal his federation’s readiness to make this year’s championships the best ever in terms of organisation and performance on the track.

Ogba told journalists on arrival in Calabar yesterday that Nigerians will see a different All Nigeria championship this time around.

“With the huge support, we have received from the good people and government of Cross River State, I think it is only appropriate to organise a championship that will serve as benchmark for other championships,” he said.

Source: Compass Newspapers

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