After failing to participate in the just concluded World Athletics trials in Benin City Edo State, Adaka Sally, mother of Nigeria track star Godson Brume, has appealed to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria ( AFN) to forgive his son and allow him to represent the country in Budapest, Hungary.
The athletics body in the country has made it clear that any athletes that fail to show up for the trials in Benin will not be allowed to represent the country.
Brume and Favour Ofili were notable athletes that missed the event in Benin.
“It’s a pity he couldn’t make it to Benin City,” said his mother, who is also a technical official at the national trials in Benin City.
“His visa expired and he has been trying to renew it but it was a little late for him to meet up.
“Besides, my son wanted to travel through Atlanta Airport, but there was no flight, and in New York, they couldn’t get him a seat.
He is pained he couldn’t be here to compete in the national trials, and it is now up to the AFN to decide what to do.
They are aware of his predicament. I want the AFN to look at his case and allow him to go to Budapest.
This won’t happen again”, she told the Guardian.