Tokyo 2020: Okowa to head AFN to Summer Olympics


Team Nigeria’s Track & Field athletics dependent to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games would be led by by the Chief Tonobok Okowa-led Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), NationSport can report.

After a protracted crisis, two factional presidents and boards of the federation emerged after two elections were held last month with Okowa elected in Abuja and Ibrahim Gusau offered a fresh four-year mandate in Birnin Kebbi.

Though the World Athletics are yet to ratify any of the two factional presidents , our correspondent gathered that the Delta State’s Sports Commission Chairman, Okowa who is endorsed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development , would be the AFN leader to the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics to be held between 23 July and 9 August in Tokyo.

Of course, the AFN will be at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Okowa is leading the team,” a source privy to Team Nigeria arrangement to the Olympics told News men.

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Meanwhile, the Athletics events of Tokyo 2020 will reportedly be held during the last ten days of the Games between 30 July and 8 August at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo,

The 80,000 capacity (with temporary seating) stadium will also serve as the main stadium for the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the venue for track and field athletics events of the Paralympics.

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