Jamaica sent their athletes to Tokyo to wash Gold, we sent ours to wash jerseys — Shehu Sani
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
A former senator representing Kaduna Central district at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has berated officials of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for the embarrassment faced by Nigeria’s athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The outspoken senator was reacting to a viral video where Nigerian shot putter Chukwuebuka Enekwechi exposed the harsh conditions Nigerian athletes have been facing at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Mr Enekwechi disclosed in a TikTok video shared on his Instagram page that he only has one jersey and has to wash it at night in preparation for the next day’s games.
Other prominent athletes including sprint star, Blessing Okagbare and Basketball giant, Chimezie Metu have spoken out about the problems Nigerian athletes had during the Olympics as a result of the country’s apparent poor sport administrators.
However, Senator Shehu Sani in a Facebook post said, “Jamaica sent their athletes to Tokyo to wash Gold, we sent ours to wash jerseys”