Mr Sunday Adeleye has been removed as the technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria following the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Poor Performance of Team Nigeria set up by the sports ministry.
It will be noted that he was recalled by the Ministry during the World Championships in Doha.
This was contained in a letter from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to AFN President, Engineer Shehu Gusau, directed him to inform Adeleye of his sack.
“Consequent on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, I am further directed to convey the directive of the Honourable Minister for the immediate removal from office of Mr. Sunday Adeleye as Technical Director of the AFN on account of ascertained Gross Misconduct.
Accordingly, you are directed to convey to Adeleye in writing this directive and evidence of compliance delivered to the Honourable Minister,” the letter said.
The Advisory Committee had in its report indicted Adeleye in varying degrees in the handling of the Federation’s affairs in Doha.