Athletics Nigeria Olympic kit ‘arrived too late’
Nigerian athletes in Rio received a Special Olympics groups only in day 13 of the Games, BBC has learned.
Most of them had finished competing in the time I got outfits.
“We are disappointed and embarrassed.
He was dressed in groups of IAAF World Championships in Athletics,” athletic one, he said on condition of anonymity, told the BBC.
Football team for men in Nigeria has sponsored a number of its own – but it has been hit by funding problems
and the players arrived only hours before his first match.
The team plays to get the bronze medal on Saturday against Honduras.
He won the state in Africa’s most populous yet any medal in Rio,
with only three days of competition left to go.
populi news spoke to two athletes who have confirmed that they have received only a sport and festive groups on Thursday.
He said the Union of Forces indefinitely
Games official from Nigeria Nigerian newspaper Vanguard,
which has not seen anything like this in all his years in the sport.
“Money meant for the Games was held tightly
by [sports] ministry officials and it was just a piecemeal release of funds,”
the newspaper quoted the official as saying.
The government has put its budget 600M naira ($ 1.7M, £ 1.3M) for the Olympic Games, Vanguard newspaper reported in July.
But payment problems seem to have hampered the Nigerian athletes.
Japanese cosmetic surgeon, Katsuya Takasu,
has donated $ 200,000 to the football team after he heard about the financial difficulties.
Players held up in the US city of Atlanta
because of problems in paying the salaries of their journey
and landed in Brazil only hours before the opening 5-4 win over Japan before.
Mr. Takasu has also promised each player $ 10,000 bonus if he won the bronze medal.