PUMA Kit Contract: Our Athletes Are Embarrassed In Tokyo – Sen. Sani
By Amaechi Agbo
A Former senator representing Kaduna Central district at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has lampooned minister of youth and sports, Sunday Dare for neglecting the kit contract the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN entered into with a kit manufacturer, PUMA which led to the cancellation of the 4-year deal, bestchoicespprts.com.ng can report
The ex lawmaker chastised the government for refusing to use the $2.7 million kits freely donated to Team Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics along with financial rewards instead, deciding to use public fund to buy from the market
“PUMA donated these $2.7 million kits freely to Nigeria and offered to financially reward our medal wining athletes,” Senator Sani said on his Facebook page.
“Our officials rejected them and preferred to use public funds to purchase from other sources.
“Now our Athletes are embarrassed in Tokyo.”
PUMA on Wednesday announced the cancellation of a four-year sponsorship deal it signed with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN.
In a letter released on Wednesday, the German based sports wear manufacturer said the termination was sequel to Team Nigeria’s inability to use the kits at the ongoing 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
It could be recalled that Nigeria Shot Putter, Chukwuebuka Enekwachi on Tuesday released a video of how he washes and wears a single jersey given to him by the officials at the Olympics.