Nigerian-born Congolese table tennis player, Idowu Saheed, has severely criticised “some table tennis federations” for nauseating favouritism.
In posts on his known Facebook page on Sunday and Monday alternating between English, Yoruba and pidgin, Saheed accused table tennis administrators in an unnamed country of plainly asking for sex from female athletes before drafting them in to represent their national team.
The 32-year-old stated that although he is ‘not fighting for anybody’, he has been keeping ‘receipts’ since 2003.
He said he is able to speak the truth because he has no godfather in the table tennis federation, lamenting the culture of frustrating talented and high-quality players.
“Some table tennis federation go collect wotowoto very soon ,u go leave better player and carry loser go competition thought no be today u just start something like that ,all of you ,your secret dey down as you dey nack players and collect half of allowance from them, your secret go reach headquarter soon,” Saheed lamented.
“You damaged many players future, the former one and present one ,you go hear gbam very soon, hotel wey you dey carry them go we know everything already, even the one wey don’t know anything about table tennis den go put them in position and misuse it,make you dey prepare for wotowoto from headquarter, your names na one by one,, iku mapayin ni ,,,I come in peace ,no violence.”
He added: “Why you people dey DM me, did I mention any names yet, if the thing touch as a players or coaches abi na president you be, make you comment here, the violence master dey read everything to comfirm if is true.
“Receipt full my pocket, since 2003 walahi incase all of you wan deny, and I don’t fight for anybody, iku apa generation yin, mio ni baba isale ni any FEDERATION, oloriburuku ni gbogbo yin did you know how many good players you don frustrate, with your iwa ibaje.
“Dey no tell you wia I belong, we no dey shake rara ,even any one wey wan travel, without feyinle ni ile itura, or pay money dey no go give clearance, Se na your baba house, , after registration already in many championship den go dey call us to play trial, after trial, den go leave 1st and 2nd,bcos den no get baba isale, na number 26 u go dey carry, dey no fight for nation na dia pocket den dey fight for efesoriburukuu.
“We go dey shout government, you wey be say, you head small department lasan you no show love, how you go manage state or country, I just start u dey run messages me, make I leave them, leave who I don’t mention anyone, awon omo yin onijere, the nation wey get many talents you don turn it to your apartment wey u go do bad without verification.
“The coach wey never win 1 medal, na players be the main tin in every FEDERATION no be presid3nt or coaches or secretary, treasurer,,,without good player no good federation person wey d3y sell cow for bodijaa market, because he get money you go dey put them for tabletennis circle,those who sacrifice dia live for travel wen playing dem no go gain anything after retire for playing, na ile babalawo u go dey run go,up and down ,,na dat ,2004 to 2008 pain me pass, iku apayin emasoriburuku nii.
“Na headquarter we go dey settle everything last last,, I come in peace, no violence.”