SENATE may have concluded plans to probe the roles of the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and the Nigeria Olympics Committee, NOC, over the poor performance of the Team Nigeria at the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympic Games where Nigeria won only a Bronze Medal in
the male football. The Upper house is also not happy that the U-23 football team accepting cash donation from a Japanese philanthropist for their Bronze Medal victory. Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi South who was part of the official delegation to Brazil, said a lot of factors ranging from funding to logistics contributed to Nigeria’s no-
show performance at the Olympics Games, saying that the Senate will look into the circumstances when it resumes from recess next month. “My committee intends to invite the NOC to come and brief us on the Olympics. Apart from the late arrival of our athletes’ kits, you can see even our national anthem at the opening ceremony was the wrong one. So, all these,
we are going to find out what happened when we resume,” On the donation of $390,000 to the Olympic Football team by a Japanese plastic surgeon and football enthusiast, Dr. katsuya Takasu, the lawmaker said it was wrong of the team to receive the money because its source was unknown. “I don’t think it was nice for our country to accept such money given the happenings around
the world now. Money is good but it is not every money that comes your way that you collect. So, I associate myself fully with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation,” he noted. Nigerian Pilot Sports also gathered the noise surrounding Dream Team VI training tour of Atlanta, USA where the image of Nigeria was seriously battered will be investigated.


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