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SWAN names members to serve on federation boards

*This is a call to service again – Dare Esan

*Ibrahim Gusau congratulates SWAN for return to sports administration

Members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) appointed to serve in the 31 sports federations have been named. For a long time, the media fraternity were no more members of the federations. With this return, it is expected each federation will get their activities reported more in the local media.

Speaking on the appointment, Mr Dare Esan, who will be serving on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) board said, “this is a unique call to serve our fatherland. We shall take up the mantle and give bite to the tasks we have been mandated to deliver. He was found at the second board meeting of the federation at Nicon Luxury on Sunday.

The list which was released by the national secretariat of SWAN at the weekend include the following persons:

Phemmy Adetula                                      Judo

Akintunde Akinsemola                                Scrabble

Adeyemi Aboderin                                     Fives

Dare Esan                                                 Athletics

Duro Ikhazuagbe                                       Tennis

George Aluo                                             Weightlifting

Austin Okon Akpan                                   Wrestling

Asika Ikemefuna                                       Cricket

Chukwuemeka Opara                                 Deaf Sports

Sunny Ogele                                             Cycling

Friday Nnamani                                         Darts

China Acheru                                            Basketball

Azuka Chiemeka                                        Aquatics

Bonny Nyong                                            Rowing

Gabriel Nwanetanya                                   Boxing

Yilmen Thaddeus                                       Golf

Ismaila She                                               Rugby

Jude Opara                                               Gymnastics

Eche Amos                                               Shooting

Jimoh Bashir                                             Squash

Nasiru Abdulahi Kobi                                 Kung Fu

Sadiq Abubakar Moyoyo                            Hockey

Yusuf Isah                                                Badminton

Ishaku Dedan                                            Kickboxing

John Fwah                                               Volleyball

Idris Malikawa                                          Handball

Saidu Abubakar                                         Karate

Faruk Bello                                      Traditional Sports

Victor Okhani                                           Chess

Sina Abimbola                                           Table Tennis

Callistus Ebare                                          Taekwondo

Hon Ibrahim Gusau, the President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) in his comments said, “I am happy first of that SWAN is back in the mainstream of sports administration in the country. I am also satisfied with the SWAN representative sent to our federation. Dare Esan is a very great reporter of athletics. Soon, we intend to organise a beat training for more journalists to be able to report athletics with higher professionalism. We congratulate the current SWAN leadership for this great leap.”

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