Thursday, 7 July 2016

Nigeria’s Olympic Dream Team Begs Money in USA

Samson Siasia has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve some funds for the nation’s olympic team.
                                                          

According to him, the team is currently in the United States and don’t have any money with them.

“It is not a good image to go to the Olympics while trying to beg for money around, actually begging people for money to take care of the Nigerian Olympic team. How are we going to win gold, if we keep begging for money to take care of our athletes?,” he lamented.

“We don’t have money….

Samson Siasia has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve some funds for the nation's olympic team. 

According to him, the team is currently in the United States and don't have any money with them. 

“It is not a good image to go to the Olympics while trying to beg for money around, actually begging people for money to take care of the Nigerian Olympic team. How are we going to win gold, if we keep begging for money to take care of our athletes?,” he lamented.

“We don’t have money. We are in the (United States of) America now without any money. So, it is a big problem.

The Dream Team VI are expected to play two warm-up matches in the USA, before travelling to Brazil for the Olympics on July 29. 

“We are without any money in our pocket. There are no funds coming from anywhere. That is not a good thing," he said.

“When you have players who are not motivated and encouraged, but you want them to come and do a miracle. Everybody needs to be encouraged at one time or the other.”

He appealed to President Buhari to come to the team's rescue as its sports-loving President and father.

“This has to stop. President Buhari has to help us by approving some funds for our Olympic teams to prepare well. If the funds are not there, how are you going to prepare to win gold?” he queried.