Okagbare, Oduduru: Sports Minister Dare recalls AFN technical director from Doha

The Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has given for  the immediate recall of Sunday Adeleye, the Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) from the ongoing 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar over mix-up concerning Nigeria’s athletes Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru at the event. 

According to a press release from the ministry signed by Mrs Blessing Lere-Adams, the minister was constrained to take this swift decision against the AFN Technical Director due to avoidable massive and unacceptable technical and administrative lapses that brought much embarrassment to the nation. 

 He further directed that the Ministry will commence an immediate investigation as to what led to the ugly development at Doha.

To this end, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, has directed that the  AFN  Technical Director hand over all matters relating to the ongoing IAFF World Athletics in Doha, Qatar to the Secretary General and return to the country within 24 hours. 

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