Recall, it was reported that only the Nigerian team at the Rio Olympics, had shabby kits, well, new reports have it that the team’s kits have finally arrived, three days to the end of the Rio Olympics.
According to Vanguard, the highly needed kits arrived on Wednesday night, August 17, when most of the athletes had already concluded their events and are back to base.
On Thursday, a top official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria said:
Most of the athletes have left after concluding their events…I have never experienced this in my years in sports. Money meant for the Games was held tightly by ministry officials and they were just releasing money piecemeal. We had to buy kits on our own while some athletes competed in their personal kits,” he added.
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The athletes were reduced to wearing warm up track suits for the match past of the Opening Ceremony as their attire did not make it to Brazil.