Former technical director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Brown Ebewele has joined the technical crew of the IAAF Silver Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.
Ebewele, a veteran track and field administrator and former Nigeria champion in the Decathlon will act as the Route and Participation coordinator for the May 12, 2018 race in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State of Nigeria.
He said, “I am delighted to be an official member of the crew for the technical organisation of the sixth edition of the race in May.
“I have always been a friend of the Okpekpe race family and as a bonafide son of Edo State, it is my duty to see that the race continues to grow and its organisation is without hitches.”
He said he had already started working with other technical officials including the race director on how to make this year’s race the benchmark edition for future races.
“Remember the Okpekpe race is the only IAAF Silver Label race in Africa this year and with it comes a greater responsibility in terms of its organisation both technically and administratively. With the label status it means the IAAF have implicit confidence in our organisational abilities and it is important we put all hands on deck to continue to prove that we don’t need to be supervised before organising a race of the Okpekpe magnitude.”