‘Let’s not be spoilers, building Nigeria collectively should be our goal’–AFN

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Favour Ofili

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By ABIRHIRE THOMAS

The Athletics Federation Nigeria (AFN) has described as unfortunate the attitude of very few Nigerians, who have taken to the social media to dissipate their energy on the vest worn by sprinter, Favour Ofili (pictured above) during the 4x100m relay event, at the just concluded 18th World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States of America.

The letter ‘i’ was missing from the spelling of Nigeria on the vest and instead of celebrating the unprecedented feats achieved by sprint hurdler Tobi Amusan and who set a new 100m hurdles world record to win Nigeria’s first gold medal and long jumper Ese Brume, who became the first Nigerian to win a medal in two staright World Championships, they chose to deliberately paint the AFN in bad light, the Federation expressed dismay.

“It is really disheartening to know that a few Nigerians could shift their focus from the incredible feats our athletes performed in Oregon, which attracted commendation from the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to a factory error made by giant sports wear and equipment company, NIKE and which affected just the vest Ofili wore at the championships,” says AFN Secretary General, Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku.


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