AFN Board Members Reject Ogba’s Exit, To Probe $150k IAAF Grant


Board members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) say Evangelist Solomon Ogba’s resignation from the federation’s board was an attempt to wave attention away from the $150,000 World Athletics grant given to the AFN for the hosting of the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba last year.

Brown Ebewele, one of the board members told the media on Monday Ogba should explain why the money was not paid into the federation’s account but a private account.

Ogba had on Monday resigned as a board member of the AFN citing unhealthy politiciking in the board and undue interference by the federal government in the affairs of the federation.

Ogba also revealed in another press statement by his media adviser, Olukayode Thomas that the $150,000 was a grant by World Athletics through the Confederation of African Athletics to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the championship in Asaba.

“Ogba should go and tell that to the Marines.When we hosted the African…

Source: Complete Sports