Atlanta 1996 bronze Medallist, Fatimat Yusuf-Olukoju has been appointed Chairperson of Kogi State Athletics Association.
Kogi State Director of sports, Sunday Daku disclosed this on Friday to www.aclsports.com
In a chat with www.aclsports.com from her base, Fatimat Yusuf-Olukoju hailed the state government for appointing her as Chairperson, she promised to bring her wealth of experience towards the growth of the game.
According to the 400m 1991 All African Games Gold medallist, this is an opportunity to give back to my community and state. I believe in team work and I am ready to share ideas that will move athletics forward in the state.
“I am currently assessing the current status of athletics in Kogi. We definitely need to build a working system and engage our youths.”
She revealed that Kogi state produced athletes who have made the state proud in the past and at the moment.
The US based trainer said, “One of the most successful male athletes, Sunday Bada hailed from Kogi state. He took the name of the state global and other athletes from Kogi includes; Yinka Ajayi, Kemi Francis, Mary Olumudi and a host of other”.
“We have a long term target to unearth athletes who will continue with the legacies some of us laid down”, she added.