National Sports Commission have ruled out the recruitment of foreign based athletes by any of the athelectic federations to represent the country.

Director-General, NSC, Alhassan Yakmut said this during a chat with journalists in Brazzaville. He stated that sports federations should rather develop home grown talents that have potentials to do the country proud in future events. Last year the Athletics Federation of Nigeria recruited a host of US born athletes, some of whom claimed to have Nigerian roots.

This development sparked controversy, which has just died down. At the ongoing 2015 African Games, none of the foreign athletes have been spotted.