Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian Shotput Finalist, Chuckwuebuka Enekwechi, Captures Himself Washing His Only Jersey Ahead Of Finale Competition (VIDEO)
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, a Nigerian athlete, has released a video of him washing his jersey during the present Tokyo Olympics, revealing that he was only given one jersey to put throughout the competition.
Enekwechi’s comments highlight the difficult conditions that Nigerian sportsmen have faced at the competition.
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After guiding Nigeria to the last round of the Olympic shotput event, where he has a chance to win a Gold medal on Thursday, August 5, Enekwechi revealed in a TikTok video posted on his Instagram page that he only has one jersey and has to wash it each night in anticipation for the next game.
Blessing Okagbare, a sprinter, and Chimezie Metu, a basketball legend, have both spoken out about the difficulties Nigerian athletes experience at the Olympics.
In reaction, Nigerians have taken to the comment section to react. Ghgossip compiled some few reactions below;
lauraikeji for instance wrote; “Kai naija!”
urielmusicstar wrote; “I can send him one biko with ofe owerri on the side”
angelthebrand wrote: “The good thing is once he wins his medal, everything will change. That’s the beauty of the process. Na dues him dey pay.”
ezinnestella wrote: “They didn’t expect him to get to that stage 😢 “
iamdouglasz wrote: “This’s some of the reasons my children can never represent 🇳🇬 in any thing”
1stladyi wrote: “Is that why you are this cute???I will pay for another jersey baby🤪😊”
everybuddyeats wrote: “Nigeria weakens in every way. A Nigerian athlete has 1 jersey!! God abeg”