A viral video of Nigeria’s Tokyo 2020 medal hopeful, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, washing a jersey for his next outing has sparked reaction on social media with the country’s authorities at the receiving end.
Enekwechi, a three-time national champion and two-time African champion, shared the video on his TikTok account @thechuksays, before he deleted it.
The athlete claimed he was given only one jersey for the tournament.
He wrote: “When you made the Olympic finals but you only have one jersey.”
Enekwechi will compete in the final on Wednesday.
The post drew outrage with many Nigerians hitting out at the authorities.
“This is disgraceful and unacceptable, the Federation in charge must be held accountable for their disgraceful outing and fraudulent management style.
“This Olympic is the worst in Nigeria history, all our so called “leaders” think about is position of authority without the capacity to handle the task involved. What a shame!! #Endbadleadership,” Moses Ewa said.
Another commentator Ofonime Sam added: “In saner climes, the entire managers of sport ministry would have tendered their resignation or forced to do so for this grave international embarrassment. considering the fact that monies was paid to our sport ministry by the kits company. Shame!”