By Mutamba Derrick
German sportswear manufacturing giant PUMA has terminated its four-year contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. According to PUMA, the termination of the deal was a result of Nigeria’s athletes’ failure to wear the brand during the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
This news website understands that several efforts were made to give the athletes the PUMA kits including; shipping bags of kits with 40 items each to Tokyo through the Nigerian Embassy in Japan but the athletes chose not to wear them. PUMA terminated the contract in a letter dated Wednesday, August 4, 2021 which was signed by the company’s Director, Manuel Edlheimb.
Below is the letter;