Africa's 100 metres 9.85secs record holder, Olusoji Fasuba, has called it quit from athletics due to the evasive attitude of those administering sports in the country.
Confirming this on Monday, the athlete Nigerian manager, Godwin Enakhena said Fasuba has endured poor welfare and could no longer tolerate the total neglect from the sports ministry.
Enakhena said that sports ministry officials have refused to respond to welfare commitment made to the athlete, adding that, Fasuba's decision to quit sports was not made today.
"It was a decision he made two years ago, but delayed the announcement to see if things would improve, unfortunately, the young man has to move forward in life."
Fasuba has represented the country winning major athletics event that helped prop up the image of the country abroad, in spite of these achievements, the athlete remained a cradle in terms of welfare when compared with his counterparts abroad.
His manager insisted that until those running sports in the country realise the need to support athletes in time of need, the country would continue to lose talented athletes in this manner.
"It is not as if Fasuba was alone in this welfare thing, this is beyond what a single (athletics) federation can handle.
The federal government should act on the welfare of athletes and even footballers," he said.
Fasuba has moved and would not return to athletics again except federal government intervenes in most special way outside the normal ambiguous ministerial channel.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop
Ignorance can be educated,drunkenness sobered,craziness medicated but there is no cure for STUPIDITY
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)