AFN Golden League Meet shifts to Akure

The fourth leg of the Golden League is slated to hold in Kaduna State.

After successful legs in Abuja and Ilorin, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Golden League Meet will this weekend shift to the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Ondo State.

The ancient town of Akure will thus be playing hosts to athletes from all parts of the country as the Golden League Meet enters its third leg.

According to AFN technical officer, Yusuf Alli, a large number of athletes are expected to turn up for the competition even as he expects impressive performances than the previous outings in Abuja and Ilorin respectively.

The national record holder in the men’s long jump also disclosed that preparation was in top gear to ensure that the competition is pulled off without hitches.

Junior athletes took over the podium at the second leg of the event as the likes of Divine Odududru, Ese Brume, and Akerele Omeza won their respective events, thereby leaving their senior colleagues to play second fiddle in most categories.

Oduduru won the 200m while the second and third positions went to Odele Tega and Briggs Tamunotonye respectively. Brume also impressed in the long jump as she beat her senior counterpart, Chinazom Amadi to second place with a leap of 6.40m.

However the battle for the N2million prize money will go a notch higher, following the absence of some of the elite athletes who are currently in the U.S. ahead of the IAAF World Relays slated to hold in Bahamas towards the end of this month.

Their absence will no doubt create an opportunity for the home based athletes to strut their stuff among their counterparts.

The fourth leg of the Golden League is slated for Kaduna State on May 24.

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