The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), has denied having any contractual agreement with PUMA, the German sportswear company.
Recall that the kit manufacturers announced the termination of the four-year sponsorship contract worth $1.67m with the federation on Wednesday.
The federation however said it is not in possession of any contractual documents signed between it and company.
PUMA cited the failure of Nigerian athletes’ to wear their brand at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Reacting to the development, AFN, in a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary-General, said it could not be liable for what it knows nothing about.
According to the statement, ”The attention of the AFN has been drawn to a media statement signed by Shehu Ibrahim Gusau confirming the termination of the agreement he and Mr. Sunday Adeleye signed with sportswear and equipment company, PUMA purportedly on behalf of the AFN in July 2019.
”The AFN wishes to state unequivocally that it is not aware of any contract as there was no document in the Secretariat of the federation pertaining to any contractual agreement with PUMA.”