The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has disassociated itself from rumors that they invited boxers to camp for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal, only to decamp the team without paying the athlete’s allowance.
The Secretary General of the Federation, Sunny Obot, who made the clarification in Lagos, said the NBF did not at any time send any official invitation to any boxers to report to camp for the African Senior Boxing Championship in Senegal, not to talk of decamping anyone.
“There is need to put the record straight” Obot said. According to him, the LT Gen. Kenneth Minimah -led federation is bigger than any individual and nobody can stampede the body to take rash decisions. According to him, prior to any Olympic Games, the International Boxing Federation(AIBA), gives each country/ boxers the opportunity to seal their places at the Olympic Games with two windows of qualifying tournaments, continental and world and same goes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Senegal (Africa), February 18-1 March and France (world), May 13-24, as the two qualifiers.