Two Bahrain athletes of Nigerian descent Abass Abubakar and Musa Isah have given reasons for changing their nationalities.
The athletes, who represented Bahrain in the mixed 4x400m at the ongoing World Championships in Doha, Qatar, said they were not recognised in Nigeria.
Abubabakr decried inadequate support for Nigerian athletes and urged the Nigerian government to protect their athletes.
He told MoC, “Running for another country is different, especially for Nigerians. There are a lot of things that made us change nationality. Running for Bahrain is something good for me. If I was still in Nigeria, maybe by now I will no longer be running. Read more