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Tokyo Games: Dare appoints General Coordinator, Media Consultant for Team Nigeria



Tokyo Games: Dare appoints General Coordinator, Media Consultant for Team Nigeria

By Babatunde Ogunrinde

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has appointed a general coordinator and media consultant for the Nigeria team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Dare announced their appointments in a statement signed by his media coordinator Mohammed Manga on Tuesday in Abuja.

The minister appointed Rotimi Obajimi as general coordinator of the Nigeria team and Dare Esan as the team’s media consultant.

“Their appointments take effect immediately, and they are part of the minister’s efforts to ensure transparent coordination and a successful exit at the next Games,” Manga said.

Obajimi is a former Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) and also a Coaching Course Director in the Development Department of World Athletics.

He was also the general coordinator of the Nigeria team at the 2008 and 2010 African Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa and Nairobi respectively.

Obajimi was also the performance consultant for the 2003 Pan African Games.

Esan, a seasoned sports journalist with a bias for athletics reporting, has covered the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and eight editions of the Athletics World Championship.

Esan, on several occasions until 2015, was a member of the World Athletics Media Study Group.

He is the director and editor-in-chief of the Print division of Complete Sports, Nigeria’s number one sports daily since 1995. (NAN)


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