Sports Ministers Sacks AFN Technical Director


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has sacked Sunday Adeleye, the technical director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

According to a statement by Special assistant to the Sports Minister, Kola Daniel, Adeleye’s removal was part of ongoining reforms in the sports ministry.

He added that the reforms are based on recommendations of the report of the Advisory Committee on the Poor Performance of Team Nigeria at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha – Qatar 2019.

In their report, the Advisory Committee ascertained gross misconduct, and indicted Adeleye in varying degrees in the handling of the Federation’s affairs in Doha.

Daniel added that the minister also ordered the recall of AFN Secretary General, Elijah Ademu, to the ministry, while a new secretary would be announced in due course.

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