Senior Athletic Championships: Athletes stranded at Lagos airport


Some of Africa’s most prominent athletes were photographed camping on the floor with their luggage at the Lagos airport on Tuesday.

Burundi’s Olympic silver medalist Francine Niyonsaba shared pictures of herself, and other teammates camped on the airport floor, resting on their luggage on social media.

“Bad situation in Nigeria before African championship in ASABA 2018. be strong # the competition starts today,” she tweeted.

Kenya’s team arrived Monday and were stuck in Lagos for two days trying to secure a connecting flight to Asaba city in southeast Nigeria, where the event is being held.

Their troubles started on arrival at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, on Monday where immigration officials seized their passport, said James Magayi, a sports journalist who traveled with…

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