The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 conferred the Veteran Pin Award on Maria Worphil for her outstanding contribution and commitment to athletics.
The event held at the Qatar National Convention Centre and saw Mrs. Worphil, who is undoubtedly one of the longest serving secretary generals of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), receive the prestigious prize. Worphil’s long and meritorious service to the cause of world athletics has not been left unnoticed as she was greatly applauded at the 52nd IAAF Congress, which precedes the World Championships scheduled to commence on Friday, September 27, 2019 in Doha, Qatar.
With this new development, Mrs. Worphil has joined the list of few outstanding and exceptional Nigerians who have won the award in the past. Some of them include two former Nigerian internationals, namely late Alhaji Abdulkareem Okhai Amun and veteran coach, Armelia Edet. The president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Solomon Ogba, also won the award in 2013.
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