According to Mary Onyali, she wants to take up the position because she is passionate about athletics.
Regarded as one of Nigeria’s greats in track and field, Onyali won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1992 Olympic Games and in the 200 m at the 1996 Olympic Games.
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She also won the 1994 Commonwealth Games 100 metres title in Victoria, Canada.
The 49-year-old who currently is the Special Adviser (Technical) to the Director-General of the National Sports Commission is eyeing the office of the Vice-President of the AFN.
According to her, she wants to take up the position because she is passionate about athletics.
"I've been yearning for this for years. Our fellow ex-internationals and administrators have been calling on us to get in there,” she said during her appearance as guest of late Thursday night programme, Sports Parliament, on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
The show was anchored by former Green Eagles star Segun Odegbami.