10.10.2003 Sports News

Abuja 2003: Games Director fired for impropriety

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Abuja, Oct 10 - GNA - Mr Smart Akraka, Technical Director of the Eighth All Africa Games in Abuja has been relieved of his post, 72 hours into the Games.

Reports in Abuja said the Technical Director was sacked for including his son's name on the official list of Technical Officials for the Games.

"Today's Sports Today," which reported the sack in a front-page story said Mr Akraka's son is a level 200 student of the University of Lagos and wondered why the respected Technical Director included his name as an official.

No appointment has so far been made in place of Mr Akraka, who was the former chairman of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

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