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Africans on twitter have resorted to social site twitter to voice their frustrations and disappointment at the level of incompetence and disorganization that the African Athletics championships have seen.

The hashtag has seen Africans from different countries resort to their twitter handles to deride the Nigerian Athletics Federation.

Led by Olympic 800m silver medalist, Francine Niyonsaba from Burudi they poured their frustration on twitter.

Below are some of the tweets;

Francine Niyonsaba‏ @FrancineNiyons4 Aug 1-From Burundi

without uniform of Burundi and Allowance ,we are ready to represent our country #burundi team #Asaba2018 #FIRECINE thanks for support

Carol Radull from Kenya had this to say @carolradull -How exactly did Nigeria win the right to host the Africa Athletics Championship? From the transport and accommodation fiasco and now the summary results of the “MEN’S” 10,000m final has some women’s names #SomeoneTellNigeria

There was no media Centre to host the Media houses who opted to use the floors to write their articles. Photo: Courtesy


Wesley Botton‏ @wesbotton Aug 1 from South Africa

No hotel rooms available and no accreditation for us to get into the stadium, less than an hour before the start of the African Athletics Champs. This mess keeps getting messier. That’s my grumpy face #Asaba2018

EiE Nigeria‏Verified account @EiENigeria Aug 1

Athletes and Media waiting to be accredited. Photo: Courtesy

Athletes from various African countries who are billed to compete today at the Africa Senior Athletics Championship #Asaba2018 are still stranded in Lagos. This is a national disgrace. When will our administrators learn to plan properly?

james oluwatosin‏ @iam4james 10m10 minutes ago

This #Asaba2018 Athletics competition shows everything that is wrong with our country and it so sad because we are confidently washing our dirty lining outside. From preparation to organization is shambolic and… https://www.facebook.com/olwatosin.james/posts/1915848425145175 …

Asaba Metro‏ @AsabaMetro 10m10 minutes ago

The summary results of the “MEN’S” 10,000m final has some women’s names. Photo: Courtesy

Delta Stadium Water Tank Disaster: #Okowa Orders Immediate Investigation – #AfricanSeniorAthleticsChampionship #Asaba2018 #StephenKeshiStadium #SubstandardProject #WaterTankhttp://www.asabametro.com/2018/08/delta-stadium-water-tank-disaster-okowa-orders-immediate-investigation/ …


The Kenyan government has issued a statement concerning the fiasco that has become the 21st African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria.

In a letter issued to the press, through the Chief Administrative Officer, Ministry of Sports, the government said that athletes should concentrate on posting a good result in spite of the logistical challenges they have experienced.

Hassan Noor, the Chief Administrative Secretary said that Nigerian Athletics Federation (AFN) and the Nigerian Local Organizing Committee had failed in organizing a successful event and that not only Kenyan athletes who had suffered but also athletes from other African countries.

“Team Kenya was last night put in golden Tulip hotel in Lagos awaiting special chartered flights to Asaba.