Globally celebrated hurdle champion, Tobi Amusan, tackled an Irish journalist at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, for a question asked about the charges laid against her after the women’s 100-metre hurdle heats.
Amusan was cleared before the competition after facing a provisional suspension for missing three drug tests. She successfully defended her title by winning Heat 5 with a time of 12.49s on Tuesday.
After the race, Amusan spoke to the media at the mixed zone. Subsequently, after she praised her fans for the love and support she received, Irish journalist, Cathal Dennehy, asked her, “Tobi, just on the point to the fans, I guess some of them are wondering what led to the charge. Would you be able to clarify the reasons behind that?”
“I’m talking about my fans, and you’re talking about charges. What charges?” She quizzed.
“Mr. Cathal, I am not going to answer your question. You’ve asked the same question five times now and I am not answering it. Ridiculous,” she added.
“You run fast, they want to talk about my shoes; you don’t run fast, they want to talk about what’s going on. Come on, cut me that slack”, she said.
Didier Drogba Appointed Head Coach Of Cote D’Ivoire
Didier Drogba has signed a four-year contract as the new head coach of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, and the objectives of the contract are clear; winning the next two Africa Cup of Nations ( 2024 and 2025) and leading Cote d’Ivoire to win the 2026 World Cup.
It’s the first experience for Drogba in his coaching career as a coach after getting the UEFA PRO license.
“It’s a pleasure for me to be back in Africa and starting my coaching career with my country. I talked with Yaya Touré to join me as an assistant coach and I’m waiting for his decision, maybe he will accept to join me”, he said.
He went further, “The president of the country sir Alassane Ouattara wants to see Cote d’Ivoire players holding the 2026 World Cup title, I will be expelled from my country definitely and my nationality will be withdrawn from me if I do not achieve this goal “, said Drogba at a press conference.