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AFN Approves Ogbomoso Marathon Race

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has approved the maiden edition of Ogbomoso land Marathon Race 2020.

The Federation, in a letter dated 16th of October,2020, signed by its Secretary General, Prince Adisa Beyioku appreciates the efforts of the planning committee in engaging youth in Athletics in Nigeria as this would increase the general fitness level and promote their health lifestyle.

However, in view of the raging coronavirus pandemic, it enjoined the committee to be guided by ‘Covid-19 Sports Code and Resumption protocol’ approved by the Federal Government as a condition precedent to organising any sports engagement and event in the Nigeria.

According to the Media and Publicity Secretary of the Ogbomoso Marathon organising committee, Yemi  Sodeeq, the committee was also charged to liase with the AFN for further details on the organisation of the Marathon.

Ogbomoso Marathon will hold in Ogbomoso on the Saturday 28th of next month,  where the Minister of Youth and Sports Development,Mr Sunday Dare is expected to flag off the race.

Reacting to the approval from AFN, the Chairman of the Planning committee, Prince Oyebamiji Aderemi expressed the readiness of the committee to host the marathon.

He assured all the athletes, spectators, dignitaries and officials who will grace the event of adequate security and exciting experience. 

The Race which will start from Oja Akandeand take marathoners through major roads in the ancient town will end at Soun Stadium in Ogbomoso. 

Olaolu Fawole

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