AYAC 2013: Ese Brume keeps mum over exclusion from Team Nigeria

The Nigerian U-18 team to AYAC 2013 / Photo Credit: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Nigeria: Delta State Athlete and one of the hitherto brightest medal prospects for Nigeria at the maiden Africa Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) Ese Brume has decided to keep sealed lips over her shock exclusion from the Team Nigeria contingent.

Brume who won four gold medals at the recent D.K Olukoya U-18 Athletics Championship and has been tipped by many  to spear head Nigeria’s chase for medals at AYAC 2013 said she would not comment on her last minute withdrawal from the team.

"It is between me and the Commissioner that all I can say," Brume told AthleticsAfrica.com when queried on the latest development.

However, there are insinuations that the decision to drop Brume might not be unconnected with the  latest resolve by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) not to allow over-age athletes in its fold.

AFN technical director, Commodore Omatseye Nesiama, explained that the federation took the step because Brume was preparing for her transcript in the university, adding that the AFN does not want a situation whereby the athlete is distracted in the competition.

Brume was scheduled to compete in the jumps, sprint and the relays.

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