Doha Fallout: AFN Technical Director Adeleye Relieved, Secretary-General Recalled

Doha Fallout: AFN Technical Director Adeleye Relieved, Secretary-General Recalled

By Our Correspondent

In a swift move to ensure that the inglorious performance of Team Nigeria in the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar does not reoccur, the as ministry of youth and sports has removed the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN Technical Director, Sunday Adeleye, can report.

Mr. Adeleye’ became the first casualty of the radical reforms taking place in the sports sector.

A statement from the ministry’s media department noyes that the sack comes as the Secretary General of the AFN was also recalled by the Ministry and a new one will be announced.

Adeleye’s removal followed the report of the Advisory Committee on the Poor Performance of Team Nigeria at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha – Qatar 2019 whci was submitted to the minister last month.

A letter from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to AFN President, Engineer Shehu Gusau, directed him to inform Adeleye of his sack.

The letter sighted by our correspondent reads, “Consequent on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, I am further directed to convey the directive of the Honourable Minister for the immediate removal from office of Mr. Sunday Adeleye as Technical Director of the AFN on account of ascertained Gross Misconduct.

“Accordingly, you are directed to convey to Mr. Sunday Adeleye in writing this directive and evidence of compliance delivered to the Honourable Minister.”

The Advisory Committee had in its report indicted Adeleye in varying degrees in the handling of the Federation’s affairs in Doha.

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