Fasugba: I Have Lost Faith In AFN

By Tiamiyu Nurayn Adeyinka

Nigerian sprinter, Adetokunbo Olusoji Fasuba, is one many Nigerian athletes to have thumbed down the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

The 33 years old 100 m African record holder with 9.85 s, making him the fastest African of all time, stated this in a post on twitter on Thursday.

“I HAVE LOST FAITH IN AFN,” stated Fasuba, a member of the Nigerian bronze medal winning team in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2004 Olympic Games, the same year he won the African Championships on 100 metres.

His 9.85 s personal best places Fasugba as the ninth fastest 100 m runner ever and the fastest runner outside of the NACAC area. He also has the fourth fastest time by an African runner in the 60 metres with 6.49 s; only Leonard Myles-Mills, fellow Nigerian Deji Aliu, and Morne Nagel have run faster.

He won the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games behind Asafa Powell and was the indoor world champion over 60 metres in 2008, becoming the first African to complete the feat.