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AFN Prepares Nigeria-Based Athletes For Paris 2024 Olympics

AFN Prepares Nigeria-Based Athletes For Paris 2024 Olympics

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has assured that serious preparations are ongoing ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics amidst swirling rumours of inactivity, emphasising its commitment to ensuring Nigeria’s representation at the global sporting event.

A Press Release signed by the Secretary-General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Rita Mosindi, and made available to, addressed federation’s ongoing preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

She highlighted the scheduled interview dates set by the American embassy in Abuja for athletes and officials, underscoring the significance of Nigeria’s participation in the upcoming relays.

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“Home-based athletes are currently in camp, diligently preparing for the World Relays in the Bahamas, scheduled for May 4th-5th,” Mosindi stated.

Acknowledging the support from the sports ministry, Mosindi noted the funding allocated for the world relays, recognizing Nigeria’s position among the 32 qualified nations.

She commended the proactive leadership of the Honorable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, who has directed attention to outstanding debts from the previous administration, ensuring a streamlined approach to financial matters.

Mosindi stressed the federation’s priority of conducting the first three compulsory out-of-competition tests for athletes before May 3rd. She expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) president, Engineer Habu Gumel, for facilitating the processing of American visas, essential for the participation of Nigerian athletes.

“Our athletes are focused, achieving personal and season bests, with the collective goal of securing qualification for all five relays,” Mosindi affirmed.

She reassured the public, stating, “There is absolutely no cause for alarm as our athletes are very ready and in high spirits.”

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