Nigeria: Athletics Physique Denies Ban On Blessing Okagbare
(The Premium Instances), Sep 9, 2015 – – The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has described as outright falsehood media reviews that fleet footed Africa queen of the monitor and area, Blessing Okagbare, has been banned by the Nationwide Sports activities Fee and AFN from taking part within the Rio 2016 Olympics Video games.
In a press release signed by Olukayode Thomas, a member of the board of AFN and head of Communication and Media, the AFN described the report as false.
“Why would a reporter report that Okagbare has been banned from the Rio Olympics and won’t attribute such an necessary story to a employees of NSC or AFN? The story just isn’t true.”
Mr. Thomas mentioned that Okagbare has not carried out something that warrants the federation to ban her.
“Even when Okagbare has carried out one thing and we intend to punish her, the secretary Normal will first write her a letter inviting her to face disciplinary committee the place she’s going to defend herself towards the allegation. After a good listening to, the disciplinary committee will make a suggestion to the board, and the board will now resolve”.
Mr. Thomas mentioned as of Wednesday, AFN had not queried or summoned Okagbare to seem earlier than a disciplinary committee.
He additionally argued that the NSC headed by Alhassan Yakmut is not going to ban Okagbare with no truthful listening to if she dedicated any offense.
“Okagbare has not carried out something to warrant NSC to ban her, however even when she did, the Director Normal is former athlete and an astute administrator, he’ll comply with due course of,” mentioned Mr. Thomas.