The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says the track and field contingent to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which officially gets underway on Friday, will compete in AFA kits provided by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, and not in apparels made by Puma.
Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, Secretary General of the AFN, says the athletes, like their counterparts in other sports, are competing under the banner of the NOC and will use the uniforms provided by the organisation.
“The AFN does not have any kitting contract with Puma, the German kits and equipment manufacturer. There is no copy of any contract at the Secretariat of the AFN and the kits and equipment purportedly supplied are not in my possession as the chief administrative and accounting officer the 2017 constitution of the AFN recognises in article 8.7.2, section 4.4.3 as the custodian of the federation’s records, documents and properties,” said Beyioku.
Continuing, the AFN scribe insists if there was indeed a contract, the kits and equipment should have been deposited at the Secretariat of the AFN which is known to World Athletics as indicated on the AFN profile page on World Athletics’ website and in custody of the head of the Secretariat, the Secretary General.”