There have been so many eff ups by the Nigerian Ministry of Sports in the planning of athletes participation at the ongoing Rio Olympics.
From the Under 23 team being stranded in Atlanta for ticket payment issues, to Team Nigeria’s Olympic opening ceremony fail when they were forced to wear their tracksuits cos their outfits were not ready on time to Under 23 team officials being detained for failure to pay a hotel bill that should have been settled by the ministry to athletes having to pay for their own flight tickets and now the latest disgrace!
Our athletes are freezing their a$$es off in Rio! They are cold!
And this is because the country that should be taking care of them.
According to reports coming from Rio, Nigerian athletes are lamenting about their lack of equipment and proper clothing to weather the storm. As driving rains and cold winds sweep through Rio athletes who are competing outdoors need to protect themselves, but unfortunately for Nigerian athletes they have not been provide adequate clothing.
One athlete (who wishes to remain anonymous) said,
It has been raining, windy and cold in Rio. And we have no kits for the athletes and coaches. I don’t know why things are just like this with our country.
At this point should Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth & Sports just resign and hand over to someone more capable of the job?!
Source: Vanguard, Image Credit: Solomon Dalung Facebook