Minister of Sports Development, John Owan-Enoh, says he is committed to ensuring Nigerian athletes are accorded due respect and not discriminated against.
The minister said this in Abuja against the backdrop of a video on Napoli’s official TikTok which appeared to mock Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen over a penalty miss.
Osimhen had missed a penalty kick during Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Bologna in a recent Serie A match.
Osimhen subsequently threatened to sue Napoli FC for the post, but the post has now been deleted. The minister noted that he was saddened by the incident and exploring ways to ensure Nigerian athletes are treated with dignity always, adding that he was committed to rallying support for Osimhen, Tobi Amusan and other Nigerian athletes who might need encouragement