Coach Kayode Yahaya revealed Ese Brume can’t afford to hire a nutritionist, despite her being an elite Athlete.
Brume won gold medal for Team Nigeria at the just concluded Commonwealth games in Birmingham.
She has also won medal for the country at the African Championship, all African games and the Olympics.
In a chat with Brila.net, Yahaya who has been coaching the long jumper for years now, revealed what they had gone through to achieve the success.
Among the challenges Yahaya mentioned is lack of professional dietician to ensure the Athlete consumes the right calories and nutrients to maintain her body weight, optimize performance and recovery.
“To be honest with you, we don’t have a nutritionist or dietician, we do everything ourselves because it’s kind of expensive to hire one.
“It is not the responsibility of Federation to give a nutritionist but they can support.
“When we come to competition like this, they (tournament organizers) just prepare food that are up to the standard of the track and field.
“And for us take some Nigerian food along, because not everyone can eat what they prepare,” He told Brila.net.
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