By Anthony Nlebem.
The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Tonobok Okowa, has been elected President of the Confederation of African Athletics. Region 2, West Africa.
Okowa who also doubles as the Chairman of Delta Sports Commission pulled nine votes to defeat his Benin Republic opponent, Vierin De Gon who got six votes to win the election that took place in Ghana on Saturday.
The victory earned him the position of Vice President of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA).
The Nigeria sports administrator had said he was confident of winning the election, noting that his records as AFN president are there for people to see.
“I am sure of winning the election because I have worked hard for it. The record of my achievements since I became the AFN President is also speaking for me,” Okowa said ahead of the election.