AFN fixes June 13 for 2014 Warri Grand Prix meet

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The Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tion of Nigeria (AFN) yes­ter­day said that its 2014 Warri Grand Prix meet in con­junc­tion with the Delta State Govern­ment would hold on June 13.

The Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor of the fed­er­a­tion, Com­modore Omat­s­eye Ne­siama, said in an in­ter­view in Abuja that the meet had the ap­proval of the Con­fed­er­a­tion of Africa Ath­let­ics (CAA). He said that the theme for the event was ‘Speed of the Ba­ton In­spi­ra­tion for Next Gen­er­a­tion,’ as­sur­ing that the meet would be of high stan­dard.

“The Delta State Govern­ment has ap­pointed Soloo Sports Man­age­ment & Mar­ket­ing LLC to em­ploy its sports man­age­ment and mar­ket­ing skills to deliver a world-class meet,’’ he said.

Ne­siama called on in­ter­ested as­so­ci­a­tions, clubs ath­letes’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives and man­agers to reg­is­ter their ath­letes in the IAAF top 30 in their par­tic­u­lar events of in­ter­est on or be­fore May 10.

“Reg­is­tra­tion should in­di­cate ath­lete’s full de­tails, in­clud­ing IAAF rank­ing, Per­sonal and Sea­sonal Best (PBs and SBs) in events be­ing en­tered for.”

Ac­cord­ing him, the or­gan­is­ers of the meet in con­junc­tion with the as­so­ci­a­tions will send letters of in­vi­ta­tion to af­fil­i­ated as­so­ci­a­tions, clubs and man­agers of ath­letes selected as con­firmed for the meet.

“Ath­letes on the stand-by list would also be com­mu­ni­cated ac­cord­ingly and the meet or­gan­is­ers would be re­spon­si­ble for flight tick­ets, ac­com­mo­da­tion and feed­ing for all ath­letes con­firmed for the meet,” he said. (NAN)

Hec­tor Moreno of Mex­ico at­tacks the ball against Ogenyi Onazi of Nigeria at Ge­or­gia Dome on March 5, 2014 in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia.

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