The Athletics Federation of Nigeria last year said it would not organise the Golden Leagues without sponsors, adding that it would only focus on national competitions from the 2019 season.

But on Tuesday, the federation released its tentative calendar of activities for the year listing five Golden Leagues among the events.

The first Golden league is scheduled for March 1 and 2 while the second event holds on March 22 and 23. The third is scheduled for April 12 and 13 while the fourth and fifth are scheduled to hold on May 2 and 3 and June 21 and 22 respectively. None of the Golden League meets have a venue yet.

Technical Director of the federation Sunday Adeleye said that the federation was able to secure sponsors for the events, adding that the AFN would keep to its promise of organising only national competitions and trials.

He however failed to reveal the sponsors and the packages the athletes would receive.