Lagos - The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN have
announced that the final leg of the Golden League will be holding in Akure on
Monday, June 6, 2016 inside the Sports Complex of the Federal University of
Olukayode Thomas Head of the Media in a press statement
explained that Federation is opting to have the Akure Meet on Monday in order
to beat the deadline to submit final entries for the African Senior Athletics
Championship billed for Durban, South Africa later this month.
“The next leg of our Golden League will take place in Akure
on Monday, the athletes are already in shape after participating in the first
three legs in Abuja, Sapele and Sagamu just last Tuesday,” Thomas stated.
He added that the list of athletes to the Durban championships
will be based strictly on merit as the country is keen to get the best
representation in the Rainbow Nation.
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Nigeria finished as runners-up behind South Africa at the
last African Senior Athletics Championship in Morocco and would be hoping to
put up a more formidable challenge this term.
Omolara Omotosho who made a stunning comeback from injury
during the Sagamu Meet as well as Egwero Ogho-Oghene who has been dominating
the 100m in the past Golden League races are top on the list of athletes
expected to add sparkle to the Akure Meet on Monday.
Meanwhile, some of the events expected to be competed for in
Monday’s Golden League Meet in Akure include the men and women’s 100m, 200m,
400m, 4x100m, 1500m, 100m/110m hurdles and 400m hurdles.
The field events include the men and women’s Triple Jump,
Long Jump, Javelin throw, shot put and a host of others.
According to News24
report, sprinter Egwero Ogho-Oghene emerged the winner of the 100 metres race
of the 2016 first leg of the Athletics Golden League held in Abuja.For
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