Commonwealth Games: AFN to select Nigerian athletes with potential to win medals

Team Nigeria athletes

The athletes are currently in camp

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, on Thursday said it would focus on selecting athletes with potential to win medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

This is contained in a statement signed by Omatseye Nesiama, the AFN Technical Director, and made available to journalists in Lagos.

“We are going to focus on medal potential athletes in our process of team selection,” he said.

Nesiama said that the federation had set standards for the athletes to meet in order to be part of the team.

“The standards set are for athletes to qualify for inclusion into the last phase of selection for the Commonwealth Games team.

Athletes are currently in camp in Abuja in preparation for the Games scheduled to hold from July 23 to August 3 in Scotland.


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