AFN Holds Olympics: African Champs Trials June 16-18


The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has sent out invitations to States Athletics Associations, military/paramilitary organisations, all institutions, and athletic clubs to participate at the Nigeria National Trials from June 16–18, 2024, at Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

According to Thursday’s release signed by AFN Secretary-General Rita Mosinidi, the trials are out in place to select athletes to represent Nigeria at the African Senior Athletics Championships in Douala, Cameroon, from June 21–26, 2024, Olympic Games in Paris, France, from July 26–August 11; and World U-20 Championship in Lima, Peru, from August 27–31, 2024.

All athletes are advised to participate in the trials to be eligible for selection for the African Senior Championships, Olympic Games, and World U-20 Championships, regardless of their qualification status.

This directive makes it mandatory for all athletes who have secured tickets to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris to take part in the trials.

Ese Brume is the latest athlete to have sealed the event after leaping to a mark of 6.87 m at the Adidas Atlanta City Games to join Ruth Usoro as the second Nigerian long jumper.

This is no doubt a testament to the growing prowess and capabilities of Nigerian women in various sports.

The growing list of qualifiers includes wrestler Adekuoroye Adegoroye, Elizabeth Anyanacho, Oly, a Taekwondoist, Tobi Amusan, the world record holder in the 100-metre hurdles, the women’s basketball team, and D’ Tigress, the Super Falcons.

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