Nigeria could be at the risk of being banned from International Hockey Federation,(IHF) should it forfeit their slot to compete at the 2019 Africa Olympic qualification tournament in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The qualifiers will mark the fourth edition of the African qualification tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the winner of the tournament will represent the continent in next year’s Olympics Games.
A board member of the Nigeria Hockey Federation, Farouk Yohanna while reacting to the refusal of the Sports Ministry to sponsor the team for the Olympic qualifiers in South Africa told brila.net that the implications of their not attending the competition will attract fine and a possible ban.
Eight countries including Nigeria hosts South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Egypt and Botswana will be competing in the tournament, which scheduled to run from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th August 2019.
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