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Tokyo 2020: AFN Assures Of Proper Preparation For Team Nigeria

The technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria AFN says the most important thing at the moment is to put in place a proper preparation for the Nigerian Athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympic games.

Sunday Adeleye noted that despite the hiccups and hindrance portraying the AFN in bad light, the body will still do enough to ensure that the country’s interest comes first.

When quizzed about the controversy rocking AFN as regards faction, Sunday Adeleye said “Well, so far so good, we don’t know what the faction is all about, but we as a federation we are working hard and our team is ready, we are making sure that athletes are getting set for the event”.

“We are doing what we need to do as a federation.We can not pretend as if there is no problem, we keep talking about interference, we’ve had several issues in the court and judgements have been given in our favour that Ibrahim Shehu Gusau remain the substansive president of the AFN and Sunday Adeleye also it’s technical director”.

The AFN Technical director noted that the federation has done enough to put the house in order and confirmed that they have tried severally to meet with the Honourable Sports Minister.

“We have tried severally to meet with the Honourable Sports Minister but our efforts have proved abortive”.

He frowned at the ministry’s manner of disrespecting the decision of the court and flout its orders, he described it as disheartening.

He said he’s hoping that the crisis do not affect the team Nigeria irrespective of the distractions.

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Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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