The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has appointed former African 400 metres champion Innocent Egbunike as its Chief Track and Field Coach.
AFN President Chief Solomon Ogba announced the appointment in Abuja last week.
Under a new structure, AFN has divided Nigeria into six zones, with two coaches in charge of each zone, and Egbunike as the overall boss of the coaches, who included former national athletes Falilat Ogunkoya, Yusuf Alli and Uchenna Emedolu.
Chief Ogba said that the team’s final announcement will be the climax of a series of selection processes, beginning with the national classics set to be staged between February and June and culminating in the national trial later end of June.
The Olympic trials he said will not be an all-comers’ affairs as the federation has ruled that only those who can attain the qualification standards will be invited.
He also said Nigeria will participate in all the four relay events as well as the short sprints in both the male and female categories.
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