When the 2023 World Athletics Championship commences in Budapest, Hungary, Team Nigeria will be without two of its key athletes.
According to the Athletics Federation Of Nigeria (AFN), the duo of Godson Brume and Favour Ofili have been ruled of the championship due to their withdrawal from the National Trials in Benin.
The federation,a few days ago announced that any athletes that failed to participate in the trial will not be selected.
Brume was said to have missed the flight four times an excuse the federation believed is not tenable.
“We are very strict about it,” the official said. “This is not the first time Godson Brume is doing this.
How can he miss his flight four times? We were told his school keeps paying money to renew the flight, yet he missed the opportunity. That shows his level of unseriousness.
“It was the same attitude during the Commonwealth Games.
“We will hold a meeting later, but I am afraid he is out of our team to the World Championships