Nigeria’s forgettable and embarrassing outing at the recently-concluded Olympics has been widely written on in Nigeria and even overseas.
One of the perennial reasons for failure was again in evidence as scores of officials went with a poorly-prepared and haphazardly put-together team. The goal, as always, was for government officials to take allowances and travel free – junket is the appropriate English word, I believe.
Until Rio is upon us, billion-Naira would be stolen in the various government sports agencies with nary a thought given to sports development.
Here is the take from Nigeria’s perhaps best evening newspaper:
You must invest in gold to win gold. It was never this bad but then, corruption and looting have never been this bad. emotanafricana.com