Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, the Technical Director, Athletic Federation of Nigeria, said on Wednesday that the Golden League would be used to assess the current state of athletes in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the first Golden League is billed for Saturday at the Abuja National Stadium.
Nesiama said that the competition was meant for athletes especially those in the junior and senior categories.
“In the event that a junior athlete will be competing in the throws, the applicable implements according to their class will be used and results indicated accordingly,” he said.
The director said that only licensed athletes with registered clubs/states that had also sent in their entries for the various events would be allowed to compete in the League.
“This is the only way we can come up with a clear start list at least 24hours before the competition that we aim to achieve this season,” he said.
Nesiama, who doubles as the Chairman of the Technical Committee, said that at least a member each of the Technical Committee had been appointed as a technical delegate for each of the federation’s competition.