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Sports News of Wednesday, 21 July 2021


World U-20 Athletics Championship: Ebewele, Osheku, Aliyu to prepare Team Nigeria

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Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and Atlanta 96 Olympics medalist, Falilat Ogunkaya-Osheku have been handed the responsibility of preparing Nigeria athletes for the World Athletics Junior Championship slated for Kenya.

Deji Aliyu and Kenechukwu Onogenechi will also assist in preparing the over 63 junior athletes invited to the camp in Asaba, Delta State.

According to the information from the AFN, the five-day camping exercise billed for July 24-29, 2021, is the first phase of camping, while the open trials will commence immediately after with athletes competing to meet the championships entry standard.

The AFN said the above coaches to be joined by the head coach Porbeni were selected because of the board’s mandate to ensure adequate preparation of Nigerian track and field athletes for various international events.

Meanwhile, the World Athletics Junior Championship will hold from August 17-22 August in Nairobi, Kenya.