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AFN Golden League fixed for Monday in Akure

02 June 2016, 17:30

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 Technology, FUTA.

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.

Also read: 100m gold medalist boasts of 12 sec at AFN Golden League

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.

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