Skipper of Group Nigeria to the Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi, has denied media reports that he gave 30,000 dollars to his colleagues in the U23 group in a matter of seconds outdoors in Atlanta, USA.
Talking from the group’s camp at the Hyatt Place, the Super Hawks skipper was incensed: “I was first recounted this grievous story by a companion who called me from Nigeria. I thought he was clowning until he sent me the connection.
“I don’t have the foggiest idea about the wellspring of this story which to me is hard and fast to separation us as a group. I would have believed that stories that ought to turn out in the media are stories that will join the group as opposed to isolating us. Our objective in Rio is to exceed expectations, however in the event that they proceed with like this, then I consider how we can be joined together.”
Asking why the essayist conceives that the players are eager and need his cash, Mikel asked: “Let me know the players who are in this group are hungry to the point that will admire me for survival? Is it (William) Ekong, (Oghenekaro) Etebo, (Shehu) Abdulahi, (Daniel) Akpeyi, (Kingsley) Madu, (Okechukwu) Azubuike or (Stanley) Amuzie, who are my buddies in the Super Hawks, that I will give to, or different players who are carrying out their specialty abroad and are finding real success? To me, this is simply insignificant diversion that won’t help this group going into a noteworthy competition like the Olympics.”
The Chelsea FC expert then spoke to the brandishing press and Nigerians by and large to rally round the group and wish the players and authorities well as they get prepared for the men’s football competition of the Rio Olympics.