Nigerian Athletes’ Allowances Yet To Be Paid

Nigerian Athletes’ Allowances Yet To Be Paid

By Dare Esan In Beijing:

As at 1pm Tuesday, none of the athletes in team Nigeria’s camp, especially the ones Complete Sports, spoke with has received a dime as allowance.

The athletes are shocked that the Athletics Federation of Nigeria is treating them like kids.

“Imagine they (AFN officials) telling us the money is available but they will not pay because they don’t want them to go shopping.They said they will pay half by Monday (August 24) and pay the remaining half after the championships as if we are kids,” said the athletes who spoke with Complete Sports.

Efforts to get Olumide Bamiduro to confirm or deny the athletes’ claims proved abortive as he did not come to the lobby before Complete Sports left the hotel.