Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung in a recent video reacted to the Nigeria’s U-23 football team who got stranded in USA last yester night 3rd August 2016. (Watch video below).
In the video which has already gone viral, Solomon Dalung was filmed saying:
“Our U-23 team suffering in the United States of Nigeria, What are there for? Because they are U-23 and they went to US and they are having problems, does that become our business? “He said.
This statement he made was as a result of the blasting some Nigerians gave him for neglecting them (U-23 Eagles Team) in US.
An unidentified player revealed to sources that they were told to prepare to take off from Atlanta to Rio since last week but as at yesterday 3rd August they were still in Atlanta.
They also revealed that they were given a plane that was too small to carry all of them to Rio which they rejected.
Meanwhile, the Under-23 team is supposed to play their opening match early morning Friday 5th August 2016.
The Minister of Youth and sports development, Solomon Dalung was said to have visited them (U-23 Eagles) in Atlanta, USA camp where he expressed his displeasure at the team’s coach Samson Siasia for going to the media to expose the problems the Under-23 team have been experiencing.
Solomon Dalung, 51, also went ahead to say that Samson Siasia would be punished accordingly after all investigations have been carried out concerning this matter. He then left an instruction for Mikel Obi (U-23 Team’s captain)to take charge of the team and also to reinstate the team which he claimed were not disciplined.
All said and done the U-23 Eagles Team are all on their way to Rio Brazil for Olympic 2016 game.