NOC Denies Congratulating AFN On 2019 IAAF Worlds Bronze Win

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The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has denied authoring a congratulatory message purportedly sent to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) after the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar last month.

Nigeria won a bronze medal courtesy of long jumper, Ese Brume and a congratulatory letter dated October 7, 2019 emerged in the social media, purportedly written by the NOC and signed by its president, Engr Habu Ahmed Gumel hailing the AFN president, Honourable Ibrahim Gusau ‘on the recent performance of the AFN at the just concluded Doha 2019 IAAF World
Championships.”

In a swift reaction, the NOC has vehemently denied congratulating the AFN and disowned the letter in the social media purportedly signed by its president, Gumel.

The Committee revealed the only congratulatory message it sent to the AFN and other sports federations was the one that congratulated the federation(s) on the 10 gold medals (now nine after the IAAF stripped Olatoye Oyesade of her Shot…



Source: Complete Sports