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Why Puma Terminated deal with Nigeria

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On Wednesday, Sports wears manufacturing giant Puma officially terminated sponsorship contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.


 
The German company disclosed this in a statement addressed to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

“We are referring to the Sponsoring & Licensing Agreement (the “Agreement”) signed between our Company and your Federation.

“As a direct consequence of the recent developments, particularly at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, and pursuant to Clauses 9.2 and 7.3 of the Agreement, we hereby terminate the Agreement with immediate effect,” the statement reads in part.

The cancellation follows the embarrassing scandal that has pitched the AFN officials against Nigeria’s ministry of youth and sports due to the $2.7 millon kits sponsorship.


 
Former President of AFN Shehu Gusau had reportedly entered into the contract with Puma at Doha in 2019, a development that led to crisis in the AFN.

Before the commencement of Tokyo Olympics, the Nigerian ministry of youth and sports development had said athletes will not use Puma kits at the Olympics as the ministry is not privy to the contract with Puma.


 
The Ministry accused Mr Gusau and former technical director of AFN, Sunday Adeleye, of refusing to disclose the contractual agreement they signed with Puma on behalf of AFN.

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PHOTOS: Massive Protest Hits Abuja as Nigeria turns @61 today.(Happening Now)

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Anthony Joshua’s defeat: Anything Buhari touches disappears – Omokri reacts

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Anthony Joshua's defeat

Reno Omokri, a former Presidential adviser, has weighed in on Anthony Joshua’s fight with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur.

Ukrainian won the fight by a unanimous decision of the judges, 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113.

After his defeat, the former champion encouraged his supporters and followers to be cheerful in a post on his Instagram account.

He also extended gratitude to his London supporters.

“Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London, I love you and thank you each and every time!” AJ wrote.

Omokri, on the other hand, used his social media account to express his disappointment in AJ’s loss.

Anything buhari touches is failure

Omokri said with a photo of Anthony Joshua taking a selfie with President Muhammadu Buhari, “Everything Buhari touches suddenly disappears.”

Recall that the heavy weight Champion met President Muhammadu Buhari during his trip to London for the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020.

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Anthony Joshua loses his belts After This Happened – Checkout

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On Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Anthony Joshua lost all of his belts against Oleksandr Usyk.

Usyk won by unanimous decision, ending his reign as the IBF, WBA, and WBO champion.

Joshua was saved by the bell, but the Ukrainian’s quickness and technique were too much for him.

Joshua was badly damaged in the third round and ended the bout with a swelling around his right eye.
Anthony Joshua loses belt

This is his second career loss, following a loss against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.

The loss tonight has thrown a kink in the works of an undisputed title match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, who fights again on October 9.

Usyk becomes only the third boxer to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight (after Evander Holyfield and David Haye).

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