TheNigerianOlympicfootballteamwereinitiallyscheduledtoleaveforRiolastFriday。

DeparturewasthenmovedtoMonday,andthenTuesday,andthenWednesdayandatthelastcheck(lastnightat8pm),theplayerswerestillintheirhotelroomsinAtlanta。

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Tomakemattersworse,andasexpected,themoraleamongtheDreamTeamastheyarefondlycalled,isatthelowestinalongwhile,withsomeplayersthreateningtoreturntotheirvariousclubsiftheyfailtomakethetriptoBraziltodayasagainpromisedbythesportsministry。

Oneplayerwhodidn’twanttobenamedrelayedsaid‘“thisisnonsense。

Whatarewesupposedtodonow?

JustsitinAmericawhentheGamesarehappeninginBrazil?

Wedon’tevenknowwhenweareleavingandItellyouifwedon’tleavetoday,Iwilljustpackmybagsandreturntomyclub。



Theteam’spreparationcamphasbeenrifewithproblems,mostcausedbyinadequatefundingandshoddyplanning。

ForinstancetheirfinaltuneupgameagainstHonduraswasscrappedwhentheteamcouldnottraveltothegamesite。

InthemeantimetheHotelbillsandfoodarealreadybeingpickedupthebytheNigerianCommunityinGeorgia,whiletheywaitontheSportsMinistrytorespond。

VicePresidentYemiOsinbajo?

hasnowwadedinandalongwithsportsMinisterDalung,arebothworkingdiligentlybehindthescenestomakesuretheteamdepartsforManauswheretheytakeonJapanintheweehoursofFridaymorning。

OnesourcerevealedthataDeltaJethadnowbeenhiredandthatdeparturewouldtakeplaceat7amEST。