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Glasgow 2014: Athletes To Get Allowances’ After Games – Elegbeleye

Glasgow 2014: Athletes To Get Allowances’ After Games – Elegbeleye

The Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Honourable Gbenga Elegbeleye has corrected the insinuations in the media that the National Sports Commission (NSC) has failed to pay the camp allowances of the athletes participating in the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

He, however, set the records straight by saying that it is a common practice that such payment is done at the end of the competition like it was done during the Gaborone 2014 Africa Youth Games in Botswana.


“I have read in the media that the National Sports Commission has failed to pay camp allowances to athletes before the commencement of the ongoing 2014 Commonwealth Games. I want to correct this insinuation and to also set the record straight on this matter.

“Firstly I have to say it as a matter of fact that we don’t pay athletes before the commencement of any international competitions in order to guide against unnecessary distractions. We will pay the allowances towards the end of the competition or at the end of the competition. So it is not true that the athletes were stranded or suffering as it was reported in the media.

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“The athletes here in Glasgow are very happy and raring to go to make Nigeria proud and happy and we at the National Sports Commission have done everything humanly possible to make them comfortable and happy too. It is when they are comfortable and happy that they too can re-double their efforts and fight for glory for their fatherland.

“The athletes are aware of the fact that their allowances are intact and will get what is due to them at the end of the competition. We only needs the full support of sports loving Nigerians and members of the media so that Nigeria can surpass her record of medals haul at th3e end of the Games

“We did the same thing in Botswana during the Gaborone 2014 African Youth Games when the athletes were paid their camp allowances at the end of the competition. We don’t want to pay now in order to guide against unnecessary distractions. We don’t want them to go out of their camp to do shopping while the competition is going on. This will work negatively on their concentration level. We don’t want them to be distracted. Their allowances are intact and they will surely, I say surely get their money as at when due before the end of Commonwealth Games.

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  • Well, if only your guys will stick to your words, cause is obvious we’ve seen and had cases when after a job welldone, the boys will not be paid and the so called managers will share peoples money for them and familys.

    I also wish we could fixup this issue of God fatherism to mention but few. Please less see how we can change the bad name our dear nation had been tagged.

    All the best.

  • Well will our onw nigeria league sale.

    See even s-African’s, morroco, kenya, togo,ghana here na wa oooo.

    Naija na watin be our wahala for here. I bi na dis monki di work bambo di chop caus am.

    See even our NNL, dat’s pro-league, e too bad. I go calabar go see watin Unisem play ABS FC, haba papa God, na only cry na him remain me, i fine way make i folo person fight, but dem guys sabi something well well, caus dem don lokk am say na wahala.

    Na mus say becaus you play home you win your match, nobi simol tin, na so di refiri carry penaliti give unisem make dem jus win.

    I beg der is God ooo, der is God ooo.

    Se how dis ABS boys di play against di home and di match officials. Di reffiri kukuma make dem sabi say him too di folo play against dem.

    I beg, na beg i don di beg every person wer folo waka come say na dem be peopes wer bi caretaker for football for dis we land, make him sabi say der is God o, der is God o.