Tokyo Olympics: “We Don’t Know About Any PUMA Contract” — AFN

August 5, 2021
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The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has stated that it does not have any contractual agreements signed with PUMA, a German sportswear manufacturer.

On Wednesday, the federation’s four-year sponsorship contract worth $2.67 million was terminated by the kit manufacturers.

The failure of Nigerian athletes to wear their brand during the present Tokyo Olympics was mentioned by PUMA.

On Thursday, Sunday Adeleye, the technical director of the factional Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) board, indicated that PUMA will sue for breach of contract.

AFN, in a statement issued by its Secretary-General, Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, reacted to the incident by saying it couldn’t be held culpable for something it didn’t know about.

The statement read, “The attention of the AFN has been drawn to a media statement signed by Shehu Ibrahim Gusau confirming the termination of the agreement he and Mr Sunday Adeleye signed with sportswear and equipment company, PUMA purportedly on behalf of the AFN in July 2019.

”The AFN wishes to state unequivocally that it is not aware of any contract as there was no document in the Secretariat of the federation pertaining to any contractual agreement with PUMA.”

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