Anambra State will host the first leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Golden League at Rojeeny Stadium, Oba, on Thursday.
The Golden League is a competition for home-based athletes to keep them in top shape before the AFN/CRS All Nigeria Athletics Championships which serves as trials for the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships and Congo 2015 All Africa Games.
The nation’s best athletes are expected to be at Rojeeny to compete for various cash prizes at the one-day meet.
Meanwhile, AFN Technical Director, Omatseye Nesiama, has appealed to all states/clubs interested in participating in AFN organized activities in 2015 to register with the AFN Secretariat with immediate effect.
They are to pay the affiliation fees before the commencement of the League or any of the AFN organized competition for the year 2015.
Athletes will also be required to obtain identity cards, which will act as their license for competing in the season.
Nesiama said: “As determined by the League Organizing Committee,transport subsidy and, in some cases, accommodation subsidy as well, where accommodation is not provided, shall be provided for the top 4 finishers in each of the Golden League events.
All participating athletes shall compete in their State or Club uniform especially in the relays.’’
He also said doping control procedures shall be carried out in accordance with IAAF anti-doping regulations.
“In line with the IAAF anti-doping code, all athletes in the AFN top-20 list shall henceforth complete and submit their athletes’ whereabouts information to the AFN Secretariat every quarter. Failing which, the IAAF prescribed sanctions shall be applied. States/clubs are to ensure their athletes’ compliance with this directive to avoid incurring doping violations,” he said.
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