The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has unveiled its programs of activities for the year 2022. The year 2022 has started with the traditional registration and documentation of all states and clubs affiliated to the federation and new clubs willing to be part of its programs.
The registration and documentation exercise is ongoing at the federation’s secretariat in Abuja.
This will run throughout the month of January with the first AFN All-Comers event featuring non-Olympic events scheduled to hold on the 29th January, 2022 at Ozoro or Asaba.
The second AFN All-Comers competition which will hold between 25th and 26th February will also have on its sidelines an anti-doping seminar for athletes and coaches.
There will be two AFN Relays competitions and four AFN Classics events during the course of the year among other events to guarantee enough competitions to get the athletes into shape for the major Continental, Commonwealth and Global Championships and Games holding this summer.
The two road races which enjoy exclusive World Athletics label ratings are also in the calendar starting with the Silver-label Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on February 12 and the Silver-label Okpekpe International 10km road race in Okpekpe, Edo state on May 28.
The All Nigeria Open Athletics Championships which will serve as selection trials for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom and the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA will hold in June at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba.