Commonwealth Games: AFN Set To Release List Of Athletes
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN are set to make public the Team Nigeria list for the Track and Field event of the Commonwealth Games billed to take place in Gold Coast, Australia.
The list is coming on the heels of the three-day trials held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from February 14th through 16th at the Main bowl of the National Stadium.
The three-day trials in the country’s capital was a mix of the good, bad and ugly as some performances gave room for optimism for a good show in Australia while others highlight that much more work still needs to be done for any chance of a podium finish.
Technical Director of the AFN, Sunday Adeleye has said the country will field 37 athletes at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia in April.
Adeleye assured that only the best athletes will be selected from the Commonwealth Games Trials in Abuja last week.
Some of the athletes expected to make the list are Patience Okon-George, hammer thrower Queen Obisesan, 400m champion Emmanuel Bamidele, Orukpe Erayokan, Yinka Ajayi, Glory Nathaniel and Kelechi Nwanaga.
He added that America-based Divine Oduduru and Cyprus-based Ese Brume would not be at the Games.
However, he was optimistic that hurdler Tobi Amusan would run at the Games.
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