Team Nigeria Para Powerlifters are absent at the ongoing World Para Powerlifting European Open Championships in Berck-Sur-Mer, France. The World body confirmed the development to www.aclsports.com on Saturday.
Responding to our correspondent’s tweet, the Powerlifting Federation said no Nigerian powerlifters will take part in the competition.
It attributed the Team’s absent to visa issues. “@dkuti82 Hi! No, no Nigerian powerlifters will take part in the competition”.
Hi! No, no Nigerian powerlifters will take part in the competition.
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— #ParaPowerlifting (@Powerlifting) May 25, 2018
” @EkitiBoi @dkuti82 Hi both, visa issues meant the Nigerian athletes could not travel to France” it explained.
The Nigeria Para Powerlifting Federation has kept silent on the absence of the team