Atlanta - Dream Team squad has been charged by the Acting
Consul General, Consulate of Nigeria, Atlanta, Olu Falomo to go all out and
exhibit the Nigerian spirit so as to reclaim the Olympic football gold and make
the country proud again.
The acting Consul General made this charge on Sunday at the
team's Hyatt Palace Hotel, Atlanta, United States when he played host to
players and officials of the team.
Represented by the Consul (Consular and Immigration), Dele
Momoh, the Consul General said: "Presently, we are going through a lot as
a nation, and we are counting on all of you guys to make great effort to give
us something to cheer about and make us happy.
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"You guys are not in a very enviable position, in view
of the recent happenings in Nigeria sports, football inclusive. Our Flying
Eagles just lost back home, and these creates some kind of depression. In view
of all the daunting issues we are going through, I am telling you that the
whole nation, the 180 million people back home are looking up to you to just
put a smile on their faces.
"I believe with the Nigerian spirit there is nothing we
cannot do, I know the capacity and ability of your technical crew, and I
believe you can do it."
Responding, Coach Samson Siasia thanked the Consul General
for taking time off his busy schedule to play host to the team and give the
boys moral boosting talk that will go a long way in making the boys know the
task ahead of them.
Assuring the Consul General and Nigerians that the team will
not let the nation down, Coach Siasia disclosed that the boys are battle ready
to do the nation proud at the men’s football tournament of the Olympics in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil next month.
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