Cali 2022: We Are Preparing New Set of Athletes-Onikeku

October 14 12:14 2021

The Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria,Samuel Onikeku has disclosed the plans of the association ahead of next World Athletics Championship in Cali, Columbia.

The technical director who spoke at an event in Abuja where Nigerian athletes who participated at the last world U20 championship in Kenya were honoured said ‘the federation is not resting on its oars,we have so many championship ahead of us,the Commonwealth games, World Athletics Championship in USA,Paris 2024 and many other events,however,we don’t want to take our eyes off the ball especially with athletes who made us proud in Kenya’


‘We want to gradually integrate them into the senior nation team so we can avoid burning them out’


he also said that they have set machinery in motion for the next world U20 championship in Cali, Columbia by working on some athletes discovered at the last festival, Youth games and also keeping an eye on this year’s national youth games to discover new new athletes that can be added to their reservoir.

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