National Sports Festival: Rivers State owes me 2.3 million naira - Peter Moreno, National Decathlon and Pole Vault Record Holder

National Sports Festival: Rivers State owes me 2.3 million naira – Peter Moreno, National Decathlon and Pole Vault Record Holder

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National Record holder in Decathlon and Pole, Peter Moreno, has expressed his displeasure over the debt owed him by the Rivers State Sports Council.

 

The UK based athlete who won two Gold medals in Pole vault and Decathlon, said the River state government is yet to fulfil the monetary rewards promised to the athletes that won Medals for the state at the 19th Edition of the National Sports Festival.

 

Peter, who holds the national record in Men’s Vault further said in an interview with Wildflower, that beyond unfulfilled monetary rewards, the state owes him a balance of three hundred thousand naira from his contract agreement

 

“Rivers promised me one million naira for each gold I win, I won two gold, vault and the decathlon, my contract fee is seven hundred and fifty thousand naira (plus), I think, out of that seven hundred and fifty thousand contract money, some of us only receive five hundred thousand,”

 

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When asked if the Rivers State Sports council contacted him for his reward, Peter, who was in Lagos in december to cheer and supports athletes for the first Athletics meet since the lockdown in March said, no one has contacted him.

 

“I was hearing since last year that the Rivers State government wants to pay but nothing to show, this year again, just before they announced a new date for the sports festival, some Port Harcourt boys called me that they want to pay but no payment “  

 

The 30-year-old athlete also expressed his anger against Sunday Adeleye, who is the Technical Director of a faction of the AFN and he is believed to have recruited Athletes for Rivers state

 

“I have no respect for Sunday Adeleye, he can never call me, he almost made me lose my job in 2018 when he was our Technical Director “

 

Peter would not be participating at the 20th Edition of the National Sports Festival taking place at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, his earlier decision to represent Delta has been cancelled .

 

 




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