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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

US-based Nigerian Weightlifter Gloria Moses Explains Why She Relocated.

US-based Nigerian weightlifter Gloria Moses says she relocated to the United States late last year after a national coach tried severally to sleep with her before she could be allowed to represent the country.



Moses claimed that after she refused the coach’s sexual overtures, she was framed up for drugs usage and was dropped from national camp in 2013, while preparing for a championship in Malaysia.

“They said I tested positive (for drugs) in 2013. If they didn’t throw me out of camp and tried to frustrate me, I would have been an Olympian today. Why did they do all these? Because Gloria Moses is a stubborn lifter who won’t sleep with her coach,” the athlete, who won three gold at the Rivers 2011 National Sports Festival, said.




“They said I tested positive. But after the dope test I had, a letter should have been sent to my state (Bayelsa) and another to me. But I didn’t get a copy of the result of the dope test and I requested for but nobody gave me any till now. The frustration was too much; that’s why I had to leave for America.

“In Nigeria, the coaches drop better female weightlifters for those that give them what they want. I’m okay with what they made me pass through; it was a challenge and it made me stronger. ”

Moses, an orphan, added that the frustration that came with her expulsion from national camp almost made her commit suicide in Lagos.

The 2009 NSF triple silver medallist added, “I was targeting gold (in Malaysia) in the snatch and jack events because I was in-form but the coach frustrated me, denied me the opportunity. I would have made some money if I won. Thereafter, I couldn’t pay my rent; and there was nobody to help me. If I had parents, they would have fought for me, but I had no one.

“Some male friends who knew my plight came to me and said, ‘let me give you N1,000 and sleep with you.’ I told them to go and die. I was helping some women at Shitta (in Lagos) to sell local herbs. They would give me food and I would hang on a bus to get home. At a time, I almost drank poison, but my fiance held me back. If not for him, I would have been dead by now.”

She said despite her ordeal at the hands of her coach, she would continue to represent Nigeria if given the opportunity.

“I will not change my nationality, I will look for a way and compete again and prove all of them wrong. I love the game and Nigeria is my country. We have bad leaders but it doesn’t mean we have to abandon our country. Someone has to make things happen.”

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30 comments:

  1. Congrats. You be strong egbeweja. You for hammer your coach very well. Useless man.

    Abeg dont represent Nigeria because na only handshake you go receive if you win gold

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    1. Hahaha...u are so funny

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    2. Waitoooo as she fat so na it person won f**k am God forbid tufiakwa

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  2. of all the games in the world this is the ONLY game she want to play? na wa oooh what ever rocks her boat, anyway she has a good heart.

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    1. What is wrong with the game? After all she is in good form for it.

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    2. Thats her passion. Everyones different Dija
      But am happy shes 💪. She stood her grounds .

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  3. May GOD help us, now for a beauiful female to get a job, you have to give them what so ever they demand for. Is it a crime to be a female?

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  4. What is it with sex before favor! I'm not surprised, I have heard a lot of bad tales about Nigerian coaches who should be professionals in their field but are not!

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  5. So athletes must sleep with their coaches, employees with their bosses,actors with their producers and everyone with anyone just to get to the top in Nigeria? Where are our morals? Nobody gets anything by merit any longer? This is a shame.

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  6. ..ouch..thats sad mehn....Thats why the sport sector would never improve....

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  7. Stupid country with men that can't control their dirty pricks, am so pained at this cos this is not only happening to Glory. I wish all you useless perverts will sleep and never wake up idiots

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  8. Always look for a way to better yourself my dear. Even if u ask dem to come and do they won't last 2 mins they will be like chicken with birdflu in less than 2 mins

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    1. Are you saying she should have complied? She has shown her strong character.

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    2. In other words you are saying she should have just slept with Him.

      SMH....

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    3. No she is saying that she was better not giving in cos the sex would have been horrible anyway

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  9. The sports sector is messed up! Sorry Gloria,a lot of athletes are facing this.

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  10. Gloria u fucked up sha, why didn't u use that your hand to give them back hand slap, stupid men, allowing their dick think for them.

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  11. The coach no even fear make he no go get stroke on top the babe.

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  12. How I wish you published the coach's name here! We for find him pix sharp! Sharp and dissect am for you! E go feel this blog muscle nah!monkey yanshi

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  13. Everything in Nigeria is back for ground! Sports in Nigeria is messed up. She is telling the truth. The male counterparts are asked to part with money before they can represent Nigeria in any international events.

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  14. The truth is that Nigeria is not ready for sports now, I'll advise you to port to another serious minded country.

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  15. Good she stood her ground. I also resigned from my job due to sexual harassment from the MD of the company where I was working. Nigeria is messed up. Oluwa provide a good job for me this year.

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  16. She should better go and represent one of those Middle East countries, lots of Nigerian athletes have crossed over and claim the difference is 7up. All the best.

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