Tokyo2020 Olympics: Rejection of free $2.7m kits embarrassed Nigeria’s athletes -Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

A previous congress person representing Kaduna Central area at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has accused authorities of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for the shame received by Nigeria’s competitors at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

He said this after the German apparel fabricating organization Puma reported the end of their packs contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

The organization put the end on the disappointment of Nigerian competitors to wear the packs in accordance with the arrangements of the agreement.

Media houses had announced that the agreement end comes a couple of hours after a moving video showed Nigeria’s shotput decorated finalist, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, washing his jersey after his last game at the continuous Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Athlete Wasing His Jersey

The subtitle in the video demonstrated that the competitor was given one jerseyfor the opposition.

“When you made the Olympic Finals, but you only have one jersey,” he composed.

Likewise, eyebrows were raised after various clothing worn by individuals from the Team Nigeria unexpected in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Shehu Sani posted on Facebook, “Panther gave these $2.7 million packs uninhibitedly to Nigeria and offered to monetarily compensate our decoration winning competitors. Our authorities dismissed them and liked to utilize public assets to buy from different sources. Presently our Athletes are humiliated in Tokyo.”

The German organization declared the end of the four-year bargain in a letter dated August 4, which was endorsed by PUMA’s Director Manuel Edlheimb and made accessible to our journalist by the Director-General of the Ibrahim Gusau-drove AFN, Siminilaye Pepple.

“We are referring to the licensing and sponsoring agreement signed between our company and your federation.

“As a direct consequence of the recent developments, particularly at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 and pursuant to clauses 9.2 and 7.3 of the Agreement, we hereby terminate the Agreement with immediate effect.

“PUMA especially declares to be discharged from any or all obligations towards all stakeholders involved and reserves all rights against these entities and individuals,” Edlheimb was cited as saying in the articulation.

The AFN under Gusau had entered the $2.76m manage Puma on July 24, 2019, in Doha, however the questionable agreement is one of the significant reasons for the emergency shaking the AFN, which had parted the games body into two groups, with both Gusau and his VP Sunday Adeleye blamed for sidelining different individuals from the board during the marking of the arrangement.

The games service demanded that Team Nigeria competitors were not going to utilize Puma packs at the continuous Olympic Games notwithstanding the Gusau bunch sending them to Tokyo.

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