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Rio Olympics Update: Siasia Speaks Out Against NFF and Sports Ministry


Samson Siasia says the NFF owes him five months’ pay.

The under 23 coach revealed this on Brilla F.M.

He said the Nigerian Football Federation and Sports Ministry have shown no respect to the team.

“We have only been paid allowances for 11 days. There is no match bonus. What of all the months we have been training in Nigeria and Atlanta? That’s not fair. I have not received my salary for the past five months. Everything is upside down and the boys don’t want to play anymore. Whatever they want to do, I’m with them. They are right for fighting for their rights.”

Stories emerging from the team has it that Mikel Obi paid $4000 to cover part of the team’s expenses. The sports Ministry has debunked this part of the story.

There are indications the team will boycott its match against Denmark if their allowances are not paid.

While we hope issues get resolved on time, here’s what to watch out for:
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