By James Agberebi:
The Nigerian boxing workforce to the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Video games in Nassau, Bahamas have been denied visas by the British embassy in Abuja.
This was revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com by a dependable supply within the Nigeria Boxing Federation.
The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Video games would be the sixth version of the occasion which began in 2000.
The supply additionally disclosed that the contingents for the six different sports activities which Nigeria will probably be collaborating in are additionally affected.
"We got here for visas for the Youth Commonwealth Video games within the Bahamas, but it surely's like we’re lacking out as a result of the British excessive fee refused us visa," the supply lamented to Completesportsnigeria.com.
"The opening ceremony holds tommorow (Tuesday), in reality normal weighing begins right this moment (Monday) and the competitors correct begins on Wednesday
"We went to the American embassy as a result of we have now to cease over in the USA or London earlier than we get to Bahamas, nonetheless the identical factor.
"That is the third time we’re going to the embassy, flying to Abuja for visas and we don't even know our destiny.
"The British embassy even advises us to re-apply for the visas which doesn't make sense.
"Other than the boxers, contingents from different sports activities, as a result of Nigeria will take part in seven sports activities, they’re additionally denied visas."
Nigeria missed the simply concluded IAAF World U-18 Championship in Kenya because of a scarcity of funds.
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