Edo athletes on Tuesday shut the gates of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, venue of the state’s training camp for the 19th National Sports Festival (NSF), against their coaches and other workers at the sports arena.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the athletes were protesting against the non-payment of their two weeks’ camp allowances.
NAN reports that the protesting athletes, in their hundreds, prevented workers and other staff of the stadium from gaining entrance into the arena.
The athletes said that they have been in camp for two weeks, training without the necessary facilities, feeding and transporting themselves to and from the stadium, for the morning and evening sessions.
The athletes, who all joined in the protest, said they would no longer train for the sports festival, until their outstanding camp allowances were paid. Read more