Vanguard reports the kits arrived on Wednesday night, August 17, when most of the athletes who have concluded their events are already back in their various bases. A top official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria said on Thursday.
â€œMost of the athletes have left after concluding their events,â€I have never experienced this in my years in sports. Money meant for the Games was held tightly by ministry officials and they were just releasing money piecemeal. We had to buy kits on our own while some athletes competed in their personal kits,â€ he added.
Team Nigeria had to settle for their warm-up track suits for the match past of the Opening Ceremony as their attire did not make it to Brazil.
The sports ministry claimed the official attire which was showcased before President Muhammadu Buhari during the hand-over ceremony in Abuja failed to arrive on time for the ceremony.