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2019 IAAF Worlds: Minister Recalls AFN Technical Director Adeleye To Nigeria Over Maladministration

Very reliable sources within the
Athletics Federation of Nigeria and Nigeria sports circle have confirmed that the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare may have directed the immediate recall to the country of the technical director of the AFN Sunday Adeleye over glaring administrative lapses and violation of the rules and regulations of the IAAF, Completesports.com reports

The duo of Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare, both medal hopefuls, stand disqualified for not showing up for the 100m they have been entered for albeit the athletes had informed the AFN they would not be running in the blue ribband race.

Also Read: Oduduru Risks Disqualification For 2019 IAAF World Champs 100m No Show!

The Minister who had followed developments In Doha till the early hours of Sunday morning is said to have given the order of recall and probable immediate investigation of Adeleye, to establish the extent of negligence and administrative lapses that have brought international embarrassment to the country.

By Dare Esan

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  • I am disappointed

  • Oduduru didn’t run. Okagbare pulled out. Ekewvo didn’t make the final. What are you all guys doing in Doha with taxpayers’ money? Very likely the selection process of both the athletes and officials contingent were rigged too. AFN stinks of serious wuruwuru and maladministration! Gone were the days when Nigerians were the golden athletes fro Africa. Now, South Africans, Ivirians and Cameroonians are the big names from Africa in the short distant taxes and relays.

  • zoomman 5 years ago

    we all saw this coming…… I can’t really point out why other countries are doing better and more coordinated than us…. So disappointed, even the athletes showed no level of commitment, imagine odurodudu complaining of heat meanwhile we have many world class athletes competing and successfully claiming medals with ease………okagbare with excuses here and there….quite unfortunate.

  • Ako Amadi 5 years ago

    What is the minister wasting his time and getting puffed up about? Okagbare and Oduduru cannot win any medals like athletes from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso

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