AFN President, Gusau Impeached over IAAF’s ‘Missing’ $135, 000

By Daily Sports on May 30, 2019

Views: 651

The President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau, paid the big prize yesterday, as he was impeached by the board following his alleged role in the ‘missing’ $135,000 erroneously paid to the country two years ago by world athletics body, IAAF.

Seven out of 12 board members of the AFN impeached Gusau in the office of the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung in Abuja yesterday.

One of the board members, Brown Ebewele told The Guardian shortly after the meeting that they decided to ‘sweep Gusau aside’ to enable the board carry out proper investigation into the circumstances surrounding the ‘missing’ IAAF money.

“Seven of us signed the letter asking Gusau to step aside,” Ebewele said. “One of the board members, Fidelis Gadzama had been in the United Kingdom since we came on board, meaning only 12 of us have been active. Sunday Adeleye was here, but he refused to sign the letter. We have the consent of other board members, and we are conscious of the rules. We are also conscious that the AFN is under a supervising ministry. We are going into another meeting now to set up a committee that will investigate how Gusau and a few people in the AFN spent the IAAF money,” Ebewele stated.

Asked if Nigeria had refunded the IAAF $135,000, as the deadline given by the world body expired yesterday, Ebewele said: “Yes, the sports minister has communicated with the president of IAAF on the issue and they reached an agreement. The IAAF is no longer sanctioning Nigeria.” (Guardian)

•Photo shows Ibrahim Gusau

Source Daily Sports

Posted May 30, 2019


You may also like...
Ondo, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta Top Medals Table at...

Arsenal rescue late draw as point takes Liverpool...

Players to Choose Next Man City Captain —...

Mayweather rules out boxing return

Feet ‘N’ Tricks announces hosting of first ever...

Musa’s link to Bursaspor amuses Harris


Latest News English Premier League Side Joins Race For Mikel Obi’s Signature Osimhen: Next Stop Napoli Barca Chief Accuses VAR Of Real Madrid Bias How Adams’ Stunner Gave Southampton Victory Over Man City Ramos Scores Again As Real Move Closer To La Liga Title Bayern Fighting To Keep Alaba, Thiago Inter Milan’s Serie A Title Hopes All But Gone After Bologna Defeat Champions Liverpool Add To Villa’s Relegation Worries Barca Outclass Villarreal After Recent Disappointments Bennacer Open To Manchester United Switch Xavi Signs On At Al-Sadd For One More Year Hamilton And Other F1 Drivers Take A Knee In Austria


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (47,014 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (38,803 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (37,295 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (36,950 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (36,199 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (36,128 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (36,026 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (35,107 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (34,516 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (34,450 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (32,293 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (31,796 views)




News Athletics (329) Basketball (208) Boxing (620) Columnists (586) Euro Soccer Update (7909) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (63) Golf (80) Interviews (15) Live Commentary (4) News (6455) NPL Glo Premier League (1171) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (8) Tennis (652)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media