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Athletics Federation of Nigeria relocates to Warri

AthleticsThe Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has moved their office to the city of Warri for the last laps of organisation for the maiden edition of Africa Youth Athletics Championships scheduled for March 27 to 31.

“We are ready for the event. We have already moved office to Warri,” Maria Worphil, secretary of the AFN said at the weekend. She also doubles as scribe of the Local Organising Committee for the Championships.

Warri Township Stadium, hitherto a largely soccer stadium, has been reconfigured to host athletics events. And to assess the reconfiguration the federation has moved  the second leg of the 2013 AFN Relays, holding on March 23 at the refurbished Warri City Stadium.

The relays will serve as a preparatory exercise for the African Youth Athletics Championship starting March 27.

“It is part of the dress rehearsal for the African Youth Athletics Championships billed to kick off on March 27 at the same venue”, said the Coordinator of the All Nigeria Relays, AFN’s Yusuf Ali.

The relay events include; 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m and the 4x800m relays.

”As part of our build up for the World Championships in Russia, our relay teams are going to compete in all the legs of the  All Nigeria Relays. “ stressed Ali.

Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Obinna Metu, Peter Emelieze and Benjamin Adukwu are all expected to enliven the Ijebu Ode race.

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