Yesterday, it was reported that AFN had baned athlete, Blessing Okagbare. There’s been an update to the story as Athletics Federation Of Nigeria has described as outright falsehood media reports that Africa queen of the track and field
Blessing Okagbare has been banned by the National Sports Commission (NSC) and AFN from participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.
In a statement signed by a member of the board of AFN and head of Communication and Media Olukayode Thomas, he described the report as false.
“Why would a reporter report that Okagbare has been banned from the Rio Olympics and will not attribute such an important story to a staff of NSC or AFN? The story is not true.’’
Thomas revealed that Okagbare has not done anything that warrants the federation to ban her.