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FLASH | Mikel Pays $4,000 as hotel holds Dream Team VI to ransom Over bills by Officials

by on August 12, 2016
Chelsea star Mikel Obi reportedly paid $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom over the bills incurred by additional officials.
Organisers have insisted on a team of 25 players, made up of 18 players and seven officials, and even sports minister Solomon Dalung has ordered this rule be strictly adhered to.
It was gathered that it took the intervention of the Chelsea star, who is also the team captain, who paid over $4, 0000 before the players and officials of the team were allowed to leave the hotel, according to africanfootball.com.
According to the source this time around it was the responsibility of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to settle the hotel bills of the extra five officials.
“We just arrived Salvador now (5.20pm Nigerian time) from Sao Paolo. We nearly missed our flight because of unpaid bills in the hotel. The hotel held us to ransom,” a team official was quoted by africanfootball.com.
“The problem is that all the additional officials here in Brazil are the responsibility of the Nigeria Football Federation, who said they will pay for them, but they did not pay for them again.

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  • Abby
    August 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    This embarrassment is becoming unbearable, what the hell is going on with this officials handling the welfare of this youngsters? because it’s difficult for them to steal now under this new administration,so the now choose to embarrass the very people who are willing to die for their fatherland.


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