Tokyo Olympics: Shehu Sani reacts as Nigeria’s Enekwechi washes his only jersey ahead of shot put final [VIDEO]
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi has shared a video online in which he appeared to be washing his only jersey ahead of the shot put final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in Japan.
Enekwechi had secured one of the non-automatic qualifying spots for the shot put final after clinching the fourth position in group B on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old ranked seventh on the overall qualification log after hitting the mark of 21.16 meters.
Upon qualifying for the final, which is billed to hold on Thursday, Enekwechi uploaded a TikTok short video of himself washing his jersey in a sink under running tap water.
The TikTok video, which was uploaded on his Instagram page, @thechuksay, on Tuesday evening, was followed with the caption: “When you made the Olympic Finals, but you only have one jersey,” before he deleted it.
The caption in the video indicated that Enekwechi was given one jersey for the competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
Reacting to the development, Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, said, “If it’s true that Nigerian athletes have to wash and wear their only jerseys in the #TokyoOlympics, then it’s unfortunate.”
Meanwhile, some Nigerian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics have been complaining and blaming their disastrous outing on the country’s sports administrators.
Blessing Okagbare, Nigerian sprint queen, had earlier blamed the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) after ten of her colleagues were disqualified for not meeting the Olympics doping tests requirement.
Chimezie Metu, D’Tigers forward, also blamed the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and sports ministry for Nigeria’s woeful performance at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.