This is just sad what the Nigerian Government is doing to it’s athletes!
Just a few days after members of the Nigerian contingent going to the Rio Olympics, cried out about the Ministry of Sports telling them to fund their trip to the summer games, our athletes who are currently at the 2016 IAAF World U20 championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland are also calling out the Ministry for abandoning them.
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Athletics Africa yesterday caught up with the men’s relay team after they finished last in the 4 x 100m race which is when one of the members of the team Godwin Ashien said,
Nobody cares about us, right from Nigeria to Dubai, we didn’t eat for 3 days till we got to Dubai.
As the thing is now. There is no encouragement from anybody. We have tried on our own to get here. No assistance from the federation. Last we heard was that someone at the ministry said they did us a favour to get us here.
Another team member Abiola Onakoya added,
All we get from coaches is beef. We trained ourselves for this relay.
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