The Athletics Federation of Nigeria AFN has announced that athltes from the country will not be participatin in the World Athletics relays billed to start from may 1 to 2, 2021 in Poland.
AFN’s factional President, Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, said this in a statement in Abuja.
According to Shehu Gusa, the World Relays was suposed to serve as a major qualifier for the Relays at the Olympics but the Ministry’s latest stunt has scuttled that.
Howeever, the Special Adviser on Media to the Sports Minister, John Akanji, denied claims that the Ministry scuttled Nigeria’s participation
Akanji who said Shehu-Gusau is not the recognised AFN president, confirmed the development, saying the athletes were denied visas by the U S Embassy .
A leadership crisis is currently rocking the Nigerian Athletics body with the sports ministry backing a faction headed by Mr Olamide Goerge.