The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has invited 50 athletes to camp for Congo 2015 All Africa Games.
A statement signed by Omatseye Nesiama, the technical director of AFN, said the athletes’ camp officially opens at the AFN High Performance Centre University of Port Harcourt this week.
All selected athletes are expected to contact the AFN Secretary General, Olumide Bamiduro, for necessary details about the camping programme.
Mr. Nesiama said substitutions would be made to both athletes and coaches dependent on performances posted at the remaining competitions leading up to the National trials.
He also revealed that a consortium of coaches have also been invited to manage the camp in the interim before a formal coaches interview/selection exercise that would take place by the end of the national trials.
The athletes are Igbinosun Isoken, Ezealah Nkem, Imhoaperamhe Nicholas, Odele Tega Peter, Cecilia Francis, Oduduru Divine, Adeloye Oluwatosin, Ossai Rita Vivian, Orukpe Erayokan, Ogunmola Tobi and Nathaniel Samson Oghenewegba.
Others are Ayemoba Grace, Francis Ruth Oluwakemi, Oshinbanjo Temidayo, Martins Ogierakhi, Okon Samuel Etim , Abdullahi Bashiru, Ossai Rita , Akpofa Faith Daisy, Okorie Henry Akindunjoye Johnson and Emoghene Timothy.
Also in the 50 man list are Nwoye Augustine, Anigbata Grace, Obiora Arinze, Okpara Theddus, Nwanaga Kelechi, Kure Samuel Adams, Ezeofor Kenechukwu, Oladimeji Oluwatoyin, Okulaja Babajide, Anota John Oluwashola, Euphemia Edem, Chinazom Amadi, Brume Ese, Uju Anoliefo, Eucharia Ogbukwo, Eke Onwuka Kalu, Olajide Abiola, Chibunna Chido, Ibrahim Blessing Ibukun, Hope Idhe, Henshaw Queen, Oguh Faustina, Elegbede Bamidele, Adeyemi Kazeem, Abike Egbeniyi ,Hamadjam Soudi and Ismaila Sadjo.
Meanwhile the AFN has named a seven-man local organizing committee for the 2015 AFN/CRS All Nigeria Athletics Championships, which serve as trials for the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and Brazzaville 2015 All Africa Games.
Tunde Abdulkareem, the Vice President of AFN is the chairman of the committee. Members are Olukayode Thomas, Nesiama Omatseye, Gloria Chukwukere, Kenneth Anugweje, Falilat Ogunkoya, and Bamiduro Olumide who will serve as the committee secretary.
The President of the AFN, Solomon Ogba, appealed to the committee members to work hard to ensure a successful championship.