Hundreds of athletes have been left stranded in Lagos airport after failing to get connecting flights to the venue of the African Athletics Championships. With no regular flights to the Nigerian city of Asaba, an estimated three hundred athletes from twenty countries have spent hours at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, some without their luggage. Countries, including Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Senegal, Uganda and Algeria had their entire delegations grounded in Lagos.

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