Lagos - The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Solomon Ogba will lead Team Africa to this year's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Continental Cup.
Ogba was selected to lead the team by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) because of his work in developing athletics in Nigeria.
Ogba told the Daily Independent that many people had a hand in developing the sport in the country.
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"We thank everyone, particularly the media for their support but we believe there's room for improvement and that is what we intend to pursue going forward," he said.
"Running and improving athletics in Nigeria is not for the board alone. We listen to everyone and we are always grateful to use valuable information passed on to us by well-meaning Nigerians."
The Continental Cup was formerly known as the IAAF World Cup in Athletics and was first held in 1977 Düsseldorf, Germany. This year’s edition will take place Marrakech, Morocco from Marrakech, Morocco 13-14 of September.
A total of 17 Nigeria athletes will represent Team Africa.
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