By Jennifer Ugwueke
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has denied the existence of any contract between it and equipment and sportswear manufacturer, PUMA, saying, it’s not in possession of any of such contractual documents and cannot be liable for what it knows nothing about.
In a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary General, the AFN says it does not know anything about the contract outside what has been written in the media and, from the media reports had even attempted to clarify from PUMA, pointing out breaches of the AFN constitution by Messrs Gusau and Adeleye who PUMA confirmed negotiated the deal.
”The attention of the AFN has been drawn to a media statement signed by Shehu Ibrahim Gusau confirming the termination of the agreement he and Mr Sunday Adeleye signed with sportswear and equipment company, PUMA purportedly on behalf of the AFN in July, 2019.
”The AFN wishes to state unequivocally that it is not aware of any contract as there was no document in the Secretariat of the federation pertaining to any contractual agreement with PUMA,’ the AFN said in the media statement.
Gusau had claimed the last board he was president signed the deal with PUMA but majority of the board members some of whom are in the new board had denied any knowledge of the contract.