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