Rio 2016: Sports Ministry Has Refunded Mikel Obi’s $4600 – NFF
Abuja: The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announce that the ministry of youth and sport has refunded the $4600 Mikel Obi paid on behalf of the team to avoid embarrassment in a hotel in Brazil.
According to NFF, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports assured players and officials of the team that they will be given all that is due to them.
Mikel Obi paid for the team in São Paulo on their way to Salvador, NFF said.
“I am humbled by your efforts, your commitment, your patriotism. I want to assure you that your sacrifices will not be in vain. Aside whatever the NFF have for you, we will as much as possible make you happy, if only you will be patient with us. Today, with your performance, I am convinced that you will get that gold.” Minister Solomon Dalung said, addressing the team after their qualification for the semi finals.
Responding, Captain Mikel Obi said: “We want to thank you for your fatherly support. In truth, there have been a lot of challenges, but every time we go onto the field, we forget about everything and make sure our fatherland comes first. We have done that so far and we will continue to do that, but we need more motivation.”