BNOC attempts to evict Makwala

On the move: Makwala was told to leave the Athletes Village
On the move: Makwala was told to leave the Athletes Village

Attempts by the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) to evict 400m runner, Isaac Makwala from the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village in Birmingham this week, hit a brick wall.

The BNOC board requested Makwala to vacate the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village after the athlete indicated he had pulled out of the competition which is currently underway in the United Kingdom.

On Sunday, BNOC announced Makwala’s retirement from the national team through a press statement, with chef de mission, Yarona Sharp confirming the athlete's decision to Mmegi Sport. Makwala was unamused that the BNOC had announced his decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. But Sharp said the Olympics body made the right call.

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