Sports Journalist, Nnamdi Obanya, said this on Thursday, while discussing the Commonwealth Games, with Channels Television’s Chamberlain Usoh on Sunrise Daily.
Nnamdi, who disclosed that Nigeria could be said to be on and off the spotlight, explained that the glory days of Nigeria sports may be coming back after a long time.
On administration, he pointed out that athletes from Delta, perform better due to the orientation were the state government usually keeps the athletes in camp throughout the year. He advised that other states emulate them.
Despite the laudable performance of Nigerian athletes at the ongoing games, news of gold medalist, Chika Amalaha, failing a dope test and getting suspended, was a dampener.
On the dope test, Obanya berated the coaching crew for not doing internal test for athletes. He noted that there should be a central medical team with the Nigerian entourage to conduct regular tests for the athletes.
The most worrisome for Obanya was that there might be a culture of performance enhancing drugs especially in weight lifting among Nigerian athletes as the same thing happened in the last Olympics games,
He added that there might be a ban following Nigeria’s past history of repeat offenders.