After successful races in Abuja and Sapele, all roads will now lead to the Gateway Stadium in Sagamu as the 3rd leg of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, Golden League takes centre stage on Tuesday, May 31st in Ogun State.
Nigerian athletes will battle for slots to next month’s African Senior Athletics Championships holding in Durban, South Africa. They will also battle to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Brazil as the Sagamu Golden League will be used as a qualifier for both events.
Nigeria finished as runners-up behind South Africa at the last African Senior Athletics Championship in Morocco and would be hoping to put up a more formidable challenge this term.
Some of the country’s top athletes such as Patience Okon George, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Divine Oduduru, Orukpe Erayokan and a host of others will be part of the league which took off in Abuja, moved to Sapele in Delta State, and now Sagamu.
Meanwhile, some of the events expected to be competed for in Tuesday’s Golden League Meet include the men and women’s 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 1500m, 100m/110m hurdles and 400m hurdles.
The field events include the men and women’s Triple Jump, Long Jump, Javelin throw, shot put and a host of others.
Also officials have announced that Nigerian winners at this year’s Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will also be presented with their cheques at the all-important Sagamu meet.