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Dream Team players, officials sent packing from Rio Olympics

16 August 2016, 12:25

Lagos - Nigeria Minister for Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has sent packing two players and three officials of the Dream Team, Punch reports.

The affected players are Stanley Dimgba and goalkeeper Yusuf Mohammed who are not officially on the team squad because they were dropped. Also sent packing from the Games are team’s media officer, Timi Ebikagboro, curator and the team coordinator.

Also read: #UnitedStatesOfNigeria: Sports Minister attacked after ‘blunder’

“The organisers of the Games, the International Olympic Committee, are only responsible for 25 accredited players and officials including feeding, flights and accommodation. We have been carrying the rest along. In Manaus, we were forced to pay camp allowances to the extra four players making 29,” Dalung said.

The dropped players and officials leave Brazil on Tuesday morning and are due in Nigeria on Wednesday.

News24 reported that Dalung apologised to players and officials of Nigeria’s Olympic football team for the challenges they faced, leading to their late arrival in Brazil for the Rio Olympics.

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