Sports Minister Sacks AFN Technical Director, Sunday Adeleye 


Technical Director of the AFN, Sunday Adeleye has been relieved of his position by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. 

A letter from the Ministry to AFN President, Engineer Shehu Gusau, directed him to inform Adeleye of his sack.

Adeleye’s sack was sequel to the report of the Advisory Committee on the Poor Performance of Team Nigeria at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha – Qatar 2019.

The letter read; “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 Mr. Sunday Adeleye in writing this directive and evidence of compliance delivered to the Honourable Minister.”

The Advisory Committee had in its report indicted Adeleye, who has been at the centre of controversy since his emergence as TD of the federation, in varying degrees in the handling of the Federation’s affairs in Doha.