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2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by VargasVee(m): 2:51pm On Aug 02, 2017
Team Nigeria is on the verge of missing another major championships as the country’s athletes that qualified for the IAAF World Championships are yet to be issued visa by the UK Embassy.
Nigeria is still ruing the inability to feature a team at the recently concluded Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas after the UK and US Embassies denied the athletes transit visas.

Team Nigeria was expected to depart the country on Tuesday, August 1 (yesterday) for London but could not make the trip because the athletes’ passports were still at the UK Embassy.
Some of the athletes who spoke with New Telegraph said they were still at their respective bases awaiting instructions from the Athletic Federation of Nigeria on the next line of action.
The athletes are scattered across various states of the federation awaiting instruction from the AFN on where and when to meet for the trip.

“Three of us are still in Sagamu training hard for the competition,” quartermiler, Yinka Ajayi, said.
“We don’t really know what is happening but the federation assured us that we would travel as soon as possible.
Hopefully, there will be a good news today.” A coach with the national team, Kayode Yaya, expressed disappointment on the new trend by foreign countries to deny or delay issuance of visas to Nigerian athletes.

He urged the Federal Government to remedy the situation before it degenerate into another thing.
Yaya, who was part of the team to the 2015 African Youth Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia said: “It’s becoming embarrassing and urgent step must be taken.
“These are people with legitimate reasons for going to London and they are yet to get their visas. Are they going to wait till the end of the competition before they return their passports?
“Some of these athletes are making their debut and if they are denied, what become of their careers? I just hope the government will do something about it immediately because the time is going.

“Other countries are already in London while we don’t even know when our athletes will be leaving which is not good for their morale.”
However, New Telegraph learnt that the world’s athletics governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, was already looking into the circumstances leading to the delay.
Apart from the athletes, the officials and some accredited journalists for the competition are also still waiting for their visas with some of them applying as far back as June 6.

President of AFN, Ibrahim Gusau, left Nigeria Monday night for London to enable him to attend the IAAF Congress, which will hold before the commencement of the competition.
https://newtelegraphonline.com/2017/08/london-2017-world-championships-visa-hitch-threatens-team-nigerias-trip/

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by fatimababy95(f): 2:54pm On Aug 02, 2017
Can somebody tell the vaseline crew to stay off this thread?
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by RichFoundation(m): 4:05pm On Aug 02, 2017
I am 28 years old. And I don't have a girlfriend. Am I normal.


I'm not gay. I do have sex

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by Nobody: 4:05pm On Aug 02, 2017
Speechless....
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by SeniorZato(m): 4:06pm On Aug 02, 2017
FFF
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by SeniorZato(m): 4:06pm On Aug 02, 2017
fatimababy95:
Can somebody tell the vaseline crew to stay off this thread?
What do you mean by Vaseline crew ma

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by Edu3Again: 4:08pm On Aug 02, 2017
SeniorZato:

What do you mean by Vaseline crew ma
Good question.
Abi na self service?
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by pweshboi(m): 4:08pm On Aug 02, 2017
Is Nigeria ever ready for any competition? It's when they've qualified for quarter finals or finals of any competition that's when we start hearing the hype and starts to support because weve decided not to give ourselves heartbreak because of putting too much hope on any sport man or woman in this nation, due to poor funds and lack of preparations for the events. Naija... No be today now

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by NwaAmaikpe: 4:09pm On Aug 02, 2017
shocked

Excuses,
Complaints and excuses...


At the end of the day...no results.
They should not even go..
Who IAAF don EPP?

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by ANNOY(m): 4:09pm On Aug 02, 2017
y
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by emmanwandud(m): 4:10pm On Aug 02, 2017
After moving seat of presidency to uk then athletes and other Nigerians wan join baba.
Don't worry baba would represent us at least APC told us he's recuperating fast.

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by elmessiahs(m): 4:10pm On Aug 02, 2017
Chai,my classmate no qualify else she for dey for london. Probably she for hide so she no go come nigeria again
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by bigyomite(m): 4:12pm On Aug 02, 2017
I just hope we get it right one day
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by GeneralOjukwu: 4:13pm On Aug 02, 2017
Best athletes are Igbos whether you like it or not!

We just need a specific incentive to run fast & break World records- angry
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by niqqa(m): 4:16pm On Aug 02, 2017
9ja we hail thee
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by Nobody: 4:18pm On Aug 02, 2017
SeniorZato:

What do you mean by Vaseline crew ma
What is the Vaseline crew?
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by snazzy5050(m): 4:18pm On Aug 02, 2017
fatimababy95:
Can somebody tell the vaseline crew to stay off this thread?
Please have sense.

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by Nobody: 4:20pm On Aug 02, 2017
fatimababy95:
Can somebody tell the vaseline crew to stay off this thread?
What is your beef with the vaseline crew?

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Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by toyinjimoh(m): 4:21pm On Aug 02, 2017
What kind of nonsense is dis, Sports minister must be sacked if Nigeria athletes misses out of dis tournaments, incompetent minister
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by olusola200: 4:30pm On Aug 02, 2017
Reason been that goat has mix together with human being for Visa
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by femi4: 4:40pm On Aug 02, 2017
fatimababy95:
Can somebody tell the vaseline crew to stay off this thread?
Where are your drugs?
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by HAH: 4:45pm On Aug 02, 2017
Why wait late before applying when qualification finished about a month ago?
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by Nobody: 4:56pm On Aug 02, 2017
We dey always get visa problem stupid people
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by NigelCundy: 4:56pm On Aug 02, 2017
Funny thing is this happens every f-ing year.
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by cryptogene: 4:56pm On Aug 02, 2017
Re: 2017 IAAF London: Visa Hitch Threatens Team Nigeria’s Trip by Rolandken(m): 5:00pm On Aug 02, 2017
RichFoundation:
I am 28 years old. And I don't have a girlfriend. Am I normal.


I'm not gay. I do have sex
Youre not normal. You have a big spiritual or medical problem. Since what determines normalcy is now girlfriend. Youths of nowadys sha. No hope.

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