AFN Slams Six Months Ban on Gloria Asumnu

first_imgTeam Nigeria’s track and field sprinter, Gloria Asumnu, has been suspended from all International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) organised competitions for six months.A statement signed by the AFN’s Head of Communication and Media, Olukayode Thomas, said the board was left with no option than to suspend Asumnu because of her unruly behaviour during and after the last 14th IAAF World Championship in Athletics in Moscow, Russia .“It is unfortunate that even after she was cautioned by the disciplinary committee set up during the championship to investigate the initial allegations leveled against her, Asumnu appeared to have been unperturbed.“She further refused to participate in the 4x100m and even went ahead to make further uncomplimentary remarks on the social media. This contravenes the code of conduct and ethics of the federation and is totally unacceptable,” said Thomas.Consequently, the board decided that Asumnu be suspended from all AFN and IAAF organised activities for a period of six months effective from August 2013.Thomas said; “Asumnu is also required to formally tender appropriate apology to AFN for her unruly conduct before the expiration of this suspension.”The AFN board spokesman urged other athletes to learn from Asumnu’s mistake and be good ambassadors of the federation and Nigeria at all times as the board will not hesitate to sanction any unruly athletes.last_img

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