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Nigerian weightlifters feeling demoralized

13 August 2015, 20:39

Lagos - The Nigerian weightlifters have lost their trust in National Sports Commission after having their daily allowances halved during their training camp.

Captain of the squad, Yinka Ayenuwa, expressed his disappointment at the Nigerian Sports Commission on behalf of his fellow athletes and says that it might demoralize them when they head to Congo for the All Africa Games set to take place in September.

Also read: Amalaha stripped of weightlifting gold

"You know sports in Nigeria is just like individual efforts from the athletes," he angrily told vanguardngr.com.

"Before the last All Africa Games and some other championships,  they were paying us two thousand Naira per day but this time around we are preparing for another All Africa Games, they are giving us N1,000(One Thousand Naira per day). Are they motivating us or they are demoralizing us?

"Nevertheless, I am not looking at the allowance of a thing, let me just go there and watch first and then I will tell the country my mind and I will tell my mind to the National sports commission."

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