Crisis hits Osun sports, athletes flee – Nigerian News Headlines Today

Crisis hits Osun sports, athletes flee – Nigerian News Headlines Today

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Femi Makinde, Osogbo

Osun State Government’s seeming lack of interest in sports and its inability to pay state  athletes  their full salaries  has triggered an exodus of  star sportsmen and women from the state, our investigation has revealed.

 Athletes, coaches and workers in the  Osun State Sports Council, like other state government workers,  have been surviving on half salaries since July 2015.

Our correspondent, who went round the state during the week, discovered  that  many government-owned sports facilities in the state had been abandoned, leaving the state athletes without conducive  training  venues.

Osun athletes have missed   a number of national competitions as the sports council could not sponsor them.

The Osogbo Stadium, which is the only functional stadium in the state, is  used by the state-owned football clubs Osun United and Osun Babes.

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