After finishing 8th in the men’s triple jump final at the World Championships in Beijing with a jump of 16.81 metres on Thursday night (Aug 27th), Nigeria’s Tosin Oke did not mince words on his feelings about the current state of affairs within Nigerian Athletics.

From decrying the decision to take the National Championships to the poor track in Warri, to demanding the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) reimburse the thousands of dollars owed to him, it seems that a storm may be brewing in Nigerian Track & Field that needs to be addressed quickly if Nigeria is ever going to take it’s proper place at the feast of World Athletics! Here is Tosin’s post-final interview in full:

Bambo Akani is the Founder and CEO of Making of Champions (MoC). He is an avid sports writer and photo-blogger, and has quickly become an internationally recognized Athletics Expert. He appeared in a new weekly Athletics segment on the Sports Tonight Show on Channels TV during the 2014 Athletics season and has also appeared on Jamaican Television and Radio to discuss the MoC "The History" Film that he Produced and Directed, and to review and analyse key events in world athletics.Bambo holds an MEng and BA in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University in the UK and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management in the US.


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