The head coach of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, a coach in the special sports, and a 200m runner, all disappeared at the competition venue. .
The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Mohammed Yahaya has described the disappearance as a “big embarrassment”. A furious Yahaya told Guardian in a telephone chat that he didn’t expect the head coach of a national team to “escape” at a competition venue.
He said: “This is very embarrassing to us because as a head coach, I expected him to act like father to the athletes. But our head coach disappeared into the thin air even before the Games were concluded.”