Athletic Federation of Nigeria names athletes for World Championship in Beijing.

Blessing Okagbare and Ogho-Oghene Egwero top the list of athletes to represent Nigeria at the 2015 World Championships holding in Beijing, China, from August 22 to 30.

Okagbare will feature in the women’s 100metres and 4 by 100metres events, Gloria Asumnu and Ngozi Onwumere will compete in the 200metres, while Stephanie Kalu, Deborah Odeyemi and Cecilia Francis will complete the team in the women’s 4 by 100meters event.

Patience Okon, Regina George, Oluwatosin Adeloye, Etim Margaret, Funke Oladoye and Rita Ossai make up the 400m and 4 by 400metres team; while Amaka Ogoegbunam competes in the women’s 400metres hurdles.

Doreen Amata and Ese Brume, to compete in women’s long jump. Lindsay Weyimi for 100m hurdles, Chinwe Okoro for discus and Uhunoma Osazuwa for heptathlon complete the women’s list.

In the men’s team is Tega Odele, Oghene-Egwero and Obinna Metu. Tyron Akins is to compete in110metres hurdles; the 400metres hurdles will feature Ukaoma Miles, while Tosin Oke will fly Nigeria’s flag in triple jump.

IN FOOTBALL – The League Management Company-LMC has formally charged FC Taraba for failing to meet financial obligation to its players and has in line with the provision of the relevant rules ordered the club to pay all amounts due within 60 days.

In a communication to FC Taraba the LMC Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, notified the club to remedy the breach, as FC Taraba players have been owed salaries even when  LMC Article B9. 45 makes it mandatory for terms of contract between a club and a player to be strictly adhered to.

The rule stipulates that where a club fails to pay remuneration or entitlements due to players for a period of more than sixty days, such club shall be liable to deduction of six points and a further three points for every 30 days for which the amount due remains unpaid.

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