Nigeria’s athletics federation, AFN, says Nigerian track and field athletes will extend their record-breaking exploits at the Commonwealth Games when the athletics event resumes on Tuesday after Saturday’s marathon in Birmingham.
AFN President, Tonobok Okova, said this Saturday, unveiling the new kit for Team Nigeria in Birmingham ahead of the start of the track and field event at the Games.
“AFN is ready to deliver again like we did from the Olympics last year when we ended a 13-year wait for a podium finish at the World Under 20 Athletics Championships, where we achieved an unprecedented milestone,” Okova said. Competing in good kit will also motivate them to excel.
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“From the World Indoor Championships, where we ended a 14-year wait for a medal, to the World Outdoor Championships in Oregon, USA, where we not only created a world champion for the first time in our history, but also a world record holder,” Okova said. Make.” Those who believe that athletes competing in good kit will also motivate them to excel.
“We have produced high quality kits for the athletes and their delivery took place on Friday. The kit will also be used by our athletes heading for the World U20 Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia,’ the AFN boss said.
Okova could not explain why the team’s kitting caused a lot of commotion.
“The noise over the mis-advised story by AFP is unnecessary. Earlier the agency did it wrong by attributing it to the entire contingent, when the contract for the job was from AFN,” he said.
“I also note that the track and field events in which we will compete will begin on Tuesday. The kits have been distributed and I hope those who reported the story in a negative way will now listen and accept that they have fed a fake story to the public. ,
The AFN president assured that the federation will soon sign a lucrative deal with a sportswear and equipment company very soon.
“We are in discussions with some sportswear and equipment companies. Very soon we will finalize one of them and put everything on the table for transparency.
“With what Toby Amuson and Ace Broom did in Oregon, as well as the huge potential of young athletes like Favre Ofili, Favre Ashe, Udodi Onwujurike, Nathaniel Ezekiel and a few others, we have the advantage.”
Okova didn’t rule out Nike, which raced the team to the World Championships. AFN is the beautiful bride now.
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