I was excited and couldn’t visibly contain my emotion when she said she once represented Nigeria in track and field events. She was also a passionate Real Madrid fan like myself and so could not afford to miss the super cup final. We talked about the future of sports in Nigeria and the ailing president. According to this rich young chap who now runs for an European country, sports died a natural death when politics stepped in.
Back then to even participate you need to know somebody. I passed the trials many times but yet didn’t make the final list. How come? One honorable back then even promised to help if i sleep with him
The sports ministry has over the years been ravaged by internal crisis. This is primarily a result of fights over appointments. And since its up to politicians to issue appointments, the best are often hardly the selected. This has messed the sector up. Today Nigeria is hardly heard of in the world of sports. In the ongoing IAAF event her athletes are no were in sight. As preparation was inadequate nobody was expected to perform anyway. Salaries are hardly paid. It is safe to say that the ministry is as good dead