Covid-19 Support Fund for Nigerian Professional Athletics & Athletes (US$500,000 Funds)

Covid-19 Support Fund for Nigerian Professional Athletics & Athletes

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE WORLD ATHLETICS/INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS FOUNDATION

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), under the leadership of Hon. Engr. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, PhD, FNSE, FNCS, by this publication formally notifies all Nigerian Professional Athletics & Athletes that the World Athletics, in conjunction with the International Athletics Foundation (IAF) has launched a US$500,000 Fund to support professional athletes experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The funds, according to WA President, Sebastian Coe who also chairs the IAF would be used to assist athletes who have lost most of their income in the last few months due to the suspension of international competitions while the world combats the global health emergency.

Established in 1986 to support charitable causes involving athletics, the IAF, under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, has allocated resources from its budgets for 2020 and 2021 to assist athletes in need through this process.

HOW TO APPLY

In view of the above, the AFN invites Nigerian Professional Athletics Athletes, who desire to benefit from this support to forward their applications to the AFN ([email protected]).

These will be forwarded, through the appropriate channel, to the expert multi-regional working group set up to assess the applications for assistance.

Further information on this can be obtained at:
1. AFN Official Twitter Handle: @The_Afn
2. AFN Official Instagram Handle: @theafn

Signed
HON. ENGR. IBRAHIM SHEHU-GUSAU, PhD, FNSE, FNCS President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria President, Confederation of African Athletics, Region II Vice President, Confederation of African Athletics

For more Information: Visit the webpage for Nigerian Professional Athletics fund