Legendary Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa has decried the poor state of things in the Nigerian sports industry.

The Best Athletes will Reject Nigeria Until… – Chioma Ajunwa

The Best Athletes will Reject Nigeria Until… – Chioma Ajunwa

Legendary Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa has decried the poor state of things in the Nigerian sports industry.

Ajunwa pinpoints the poor welfare of Athletes as a major factor behind the Country’s continued slump among the comity of Sports Nation.

She argues that most Athletes of Nigerian origin would rather represent other countries in because of Government’s lack of interest in the welfare of Sports Men and Women.

“I believe the government does not need to be told to take care of Nigerians that have invested so much in the country,” Ajunwa told The PUNCH.

“Some of these athletes don’t have jobs because they are representing Nigeria and by the time they retire, they are just on their own, even when they are sick, you need to appeal to the government before they respond.

“That is why most of our athletes do not take part in sports, they indulge in fraudulent internet activities to make money. If the government is rewarding athletes very well, a lot of them will channel their energy to sports because something good is coming out of it.”

“I will advise the government to look into that direction, if we want to reduce crime in our society, sports should be a very big tool to do that.

“If we are compensating our athletes well, giving them scholarships, and taking care of their welfare and health, many of them will go into sports full-time.”

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