La­gos bad­minton sanc­tioned for botch int’l clas­sics

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The Bad­minton Fed­er­a­tion of Nige­ria (BFN) has or­dered the La­gos State Bad­minton As­so­ci­a­tion to pay all fines im­posed on the coun­try by the in­ter­na­tional body for the botch 3rd La­gos In­ter­na­tional Bad­minton Clas­sics.

An­nounc­ing this at a me­dia brief­ing in Abuja af­ter a meet­ing of the Fed­er­a­tion, a mem­ber of the board Kumbi Ti­tiloye said the can­cel­la­tion of the cham­pi­onship, three days to its com­mence­ment has caused great em­bar­rass­ment to the fed­er­a­tion and the coun­try in gen­eral.

Ti­tiloye, who is also the Ad­min­is­tra­tor of Abuja Foot­ball Col­lege, the fed­er­a­tion would write apol­ogy let­ter to the in­tended par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries and the African body over the last minute can­cel­la­tion of the an­nual cham­pi­onship.

“We are go­ing to write the La­gos State Bad­minton As­so­ci­a­tion to pay all fines that will be im­posed on Nige­ria as a re­sult of the can­cel­la­tion of this event. We are go­ing to col­late the fines be­cause as we speak now we don’t know how much be­cause some of the coun­tries ac­quired visas and made other travel ex­penses, and all th­ese will be paid by the La­gos State as­so­ci­a­tion,” Ti­tiloye said.

He lamented that one of the par­tic­i­pat­ing coun­tries, In­dia did not get the can­cel­la­tion no­tice un­til they ar­rived Nige­ria.

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