An officer in the Ministry of Sports who wishes to remain unknown, has confirmed the online scandal that’s centered on the National Archery Coach, Francis Runa, who has been accused of taking the allowances of the archers.
96Sports spoke to the Ministry of Sports and was surprised to discover that they were already aware of the coach allegedly “taking the money” and refused to comment further.
The report posted on social media alleged: “The parents of Vanuatu Archery athletes want the authorities to deal with the Vanuatu Coach, after reports from various athletes indicate the coach was taking money from them. The athletes have reported to their parents that this has been happening for a while.”
VASANOC President and Vanuatu Archery President Antoine Boudier dubbed the action as theft and added, “They (the Ministry of Sports) should call back the coach back to Vanuatu and make him pay back all money taken from those athletes, and ask the Chinese Ambassador to put a new coach”.
Through an online correspondence, Coach Runa neglected to address the matter but added that the athletes will be made available for an interview, however, nothing has happened yet.
In the meantime, 96Sports are awaiting a response from the Chinese Embassy on the issue of the athletes’ allowances allegedly being relieved by their coach.