Tokyo Olympics: Fans call for Sports Minister Sunday Dare’s head over disqualification of Nigerian athletes.
Written by crest887fm on July 30, 2021
Many Nigerian sports fans have expressed anger and disappointment over the disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The ten Nigerian athletes were disqualified for not meeting the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 governing National Anti-Doping Federation.
While some of them called for the sacking of the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, others asked him to honourably resign.
They recalled how Dare sacked a former Technical Director of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Sunday Adeleye, for registering two Nigerian top athletes, Blessing Okagbare and Divine Oduduru, under “wrong” categories at the World Athletics Championships, held in Doha in September 2020.
During the championships, Okagbare and Oduduru faced disqualification scare for not partaking in the men’s and women’s 100m race.
Some of the fans, who called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take punitive measures against the erring officials involved in the disqualification which they described As embarrassing.