The Standard – Kenya: Kenyan athletes sleeping on the ground at Lagos International Airport Nigeria | The standard

By Odero Charles:


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 20:01 GMT +3


Photos of athletes scheduled to participate in the African Senior Athletics Championships sleeping on the floor at Lagos International Airport Nigeria have become viral in social networks.

According to reports, the Kenyan team was forced to spend the night in Lagos on Monday, after failing to secure a connecting flight to Asaba, the venue.

The team had also stopped for hours, sleeping on carpets, using their travel bags as headrests with their bodies wrapped to prevent them from freezing in the cold .

Some teams, such as Uganda, Morocco and Ivory Coast, had to spend two days in Lagos after the organizers of the Senior African Championship 2018 were overwhelmed by visitors who arrived.

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Athletes sleeping on the floor at Nigeria's Lagos International Airport a day before the start of the African Senior Athletics Championships

A day earlier At the beginning of the event, many debates on social networks raised questions about the various organizations that should be accountable for the circumstances of the athletes.


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