AFN Debunks Report On Unrest In Relay Teams’ USA Camp


The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has described as a total fabrication the report in a national daily newspaper that the purported dropping of some coaches from Team Nigeria’s trip to the USA to secure qualifications for the relay events of the Tokyo Olympics is unsettling some athletes. The AFN described the story as a figment of imagination of the writer.

“The report is untrue and a calculated attempt to distract the team from achieving the goal of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics relay events and achieving podium appearances at the Games proper,” AFN Secretary General Prince Adisa Beyioku said in a statement at the weekend.

“The AFN hereby advise the writer and indeed journalists to always cross-check with the federation before going to the press on issues that require clarifications.

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Source: Complete Sports