Nigerian coaches reject Adeleye as AFN technical director

Nigerian coaches reject Adeleye as AFN technical director

 Nigerian track and field coaches and technical officials yesterday warned against the alleged plans to impose Sunday Adeleye as the technical director/chairman technical sub-committee of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).


Rising from a meeting in Ilorin, venue of the on-going National Youth Games, the athletics technical officials expressed anger and disbelieve at the leadership of the AFN for appointing an ‘unqualified person’ as the leader of the engine room of the federation.

The officials also restated their confidence in Ebewele to guide them through as their elected leader. president of Nigerian Coaches Association, Gabriel Okon said the position of a technical committee chairman/technical director is for an individual who has a rich background in coaching and officiating matters.

Meanwhile, eight members of the 14-member board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have asked for the postponement of the board meeting scheduled for tomorrow by the president of the federation, Ibrahim Gusau.

The federation’s vice-president, Olamide George in a letter to fellow board members said holding the meeting tomorrow would portray the federation as lacking in respect for the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, organisers of the talent-hunting games.

Reports by Miyen Akiri

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