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Athletics Federation of Nigeria denies allegations of abandoning Blessing Okagbare at Tokyo

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Nursing alligation by blessing okagbara’s sister

An official of the Athletics Federation of African nation (AFN) has delineated as false Associate in Nursing allegation by Blessing Okagbare’s sister, Grace that the runner was abandoned presently when she was suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) over medicine problems at the Tokio athletic competition Games.

Okagbare was suspended on the eve of her match within the 100m event in Tokio

Apart from accusative the state of abandoning the runner, her sister conjointly alleged that Blessing was being forced to simply accept doping charges instituted against her by the AIU.

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However, an officer of the AFN told The Guardian yesterday that high officers of the federation further as those in Team African nation nearly ‘stepped out of the boundary’ in Tokio in their bid to point out Okagbare commonality shortly when the news of her suspension was broken.

The AFN official said:

“It isn’t true that African nation abandoned Okagbare as alleged by her sister, Grace. we have a tendency to went contrary to the rules in Tokio in our bid to point out our commonality and like to her. once the news of her suspension was broken, Team African nation quickly sent some high officers to her. They stayed with Blessing in her room reassuring her. a number of them even stayed together with her throughout the night.”

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“Even once Blessing was deed for the field, she didn’t go alone. So, why can her sister purpose accuse fingers at the AFN and African nation that Blessing was abandoned? I can’t conjointly perceive why Grace is language that Blessing is being forced to simply accept doping charges instituted against her by the Athletics Integrity Unit. Did anybody force her to require performance-enhancing medicine within the initial place? Is Blessing still a baby?” He added

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) had aforesaid that it charged Okagbare when she tested positive for human somatotrophic hormone and recombinant glycoprotein (EPO).

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