The Athletics Federation   of Nigeria (AFN) has set June 30 deadline for the submission of entries for the Nkoyo Ibori Classics slated to hold this weekend in Oghara, Delta State.

Nigerian Athletics relay team in an international event

Duro Ikhazuagbe, the media officer of the AFN said yesterday that all entries for the meet must reach the federation’s secretariat in Abuja by Tuesday, as late registration will not be allowed.

“We have now made registration easy for athletes and clubs. All they need to do is to send us e-mail through and their registration will be treated accordingly. There is no room for late registration. That is the standard IAAF procedure,” he noted.

The Media Officer gave date of arrival in Oghara as July 3 while the one-day Classics competition holds July 4.
Events listed to be competed for by the Classics athletes include; 100m, 400m, 800m, 4x100m, Long Jump, Shot put, 110mh, High jump, 5000m, 4x400m and Hammer.

“For the women, they are to compete in 100m, 400m, 1500m, 4x100m, 4x400m, triple jump, High jump, 100mh, javelin, Discuss and 10,000m,” stressed the AFN spokesman.

All athletes who finish in the top six of all the listed events are to get the following prize monies respectively; N20, 000, N16, 000, N14, 000, N12, 000, N10, 000 and N8, 000.


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