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AFN announces Nigerian trials date for upcoming competitions

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has officially announced the dates for the National Trials, which will serve as the selection process for the African Athletics Championships and the Paris Olympic Games.

According to a press release by the federation’s Secretary General, Rita Mosindi, the National Trials are scheduled to take place from June 16th to 18th at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.

The trials will be crucial in selecting Nigeria’s representatives for several upcoming international events. Among these events are:

  • The Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Douala, Cameroon, taking place from June 21st to 26th.
  • The Paris Olympic Games, which will be held from July 26th to August 11th.
  • The World U20 Championships in Lima, Peru, from August 27th to 31st.

In related news, Nigeria’s 4x100m women’s relay team, consisting of Olayinka Olajide, Tianna Eyakpobeyan, Favour Ofili, and Tima Godbless, has successfully qualified for the Paris Olympics. Their qualification highlights the nation’s potential and sets high expectations for the trials.

The AFN’s National Trials will play a pivotal role in determining the athletes who will represent Nigeria on these prestigious international stages, ensuring the country fields its best talents.

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