Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister Apologises To Olympic Football Team, Promises To Pay All Allowances Due To Them

Nigeria’s Youth and Games Minister, Solomon Dalung, has apologized to players and authorities of the nation’s Olympic football group for the circumstances that prompted the unexpected’s late entry in Brazil for the Men’s Olympic Football Competition Rio 2016. 

Dalung, who was obviously present in the stands as the 1996 champions pipped Europe’s best group Sweden in Manaus on Sunday night to achieve the competition quarter–finals with an amusement to extra, tendered his conciliatory sentiment in the changing area after the diversion at the Field Amazonia, as per a Nigeria Football League discharge. 

In the wake of embracing and trading merriments with players and authorities, Dalung said: “I need to apologize for every one of the circumstances that prompted your late landing here. I apologize on the grounds that I am the head and accordingly I should assume liability for anything that happens under my supervision. 

“I’m glad all of you have put the tragic episode behind you and have demonstrated that you are genuine saints by making the nation pleased with your capability for the quarter finals. This capability is novel as you folks are the principal group to do as such in the football occasion.” 

Talking further, the Games Clergyman included: “I need to guarantee you that we welcome your endeavors, and I need to say that it’s the point at which a man confronts challenges that his actual capacity is tried. I am certain we as a whole have learnt our lessons and will appreciate the lessons going ahead.” 

Dalung then guaranteed the players and authorities that all rewards and remittances because of them will be paid, as he reviewed that the group confronted comparative difficulties while in transit to winning the Africa U-23 Measure of Countries in Senegal a year ago, which qualified Nigeria for the Olympics. 

Reacting, group chief caatain Mikel Obi guaranteed Dalung that the group won’t lose focus as their objective is to win the gold award for Nigeria.


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