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Olamide George Emerge As New President of AFN

Olamide George has emerged new president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria AFN following the unanimous decision of eight Board members, DiegwuSports reports.

This is contained in a communique released to the journalists on Tuesday at the end of the Board meeting at the secretariat at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

The board members who frowned at the former president, Shehu Gusau’s refusal to pay athletes, coaches and other official’s allowances, also cited the former president’s violation of the AFN constitution to usurp the powers and functions of the secretary general by changing the password of the email thereby denying the secretary since April 2019 to perform his lawful duties. The board also noted the agreement the president entered into with the sports wear manufacturer, PUMA without documentation. According to them, the ex-president signed the deal without the knowledge and signature of the secretary general who suppose to be in custodian of all AFN documents.

The Board after the meeting also announced Brown Ebewele as the Technical Direction of the federation while Mr Okon Gabriel is the new Performance Director.

Meanwhile, The Sports Ministry has confirmed the suspension of the representative of the AFN (Athletics Federation of Nigeria) after a meeting chaired by the Sports Minister Sunday Dare.

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