Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) today announced a 86-member strong team to represent Nigeria at the 2019 CAA African U18 & U20 Championships in Abidjan, Ivory Coast next month.
The team which was selected after the National U18 and U20 Trials held last week in Ilaro, Ogun State comprises of 86 athletes - 48 males and 38 females.
From the team list released, 42 athletes will compete in the U18 category while 44 athletes will be competing in the U20 category.
AFN Technical Director, Sunday Adeleye, expressed his optimism that the athletes selected for the tournament, will be going all out to send a strong message not just to the continent, but also the world.
He said: "We are very optimistic with the performances of these athletes and what we have right now that when we get to Cote d'Ivoire, we are not just going to win but we are going there to dominate, and to send a strong signal to Africa and the world that we are actually on ground, and we are coming gradually."
The full list of selected athletes for Team Nigeria: