Nigeria Olympic team fail to open training camp

Nigeria Olympic team fail to open training camp
Azubuike Okechukwu led Nigeria to win the U23 AFCON in Senegal and qualify for the Rio Olympics

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Apr 05, 2016. 07:19

Nigeria Olympic team, Dream Team VI, did not open training camp in Abuja on Monday as announced and a new resumption date has yet to be made known.

This development may well not be unconnected with the unaccounted 2.9 billion Naira released by the federal government for the entire preparations by all the sports entered by the country for the Rio Olympics in August.

The Dream Team’s training camp falls under this preparation.

Officials said the team received 250 million Naira (about $1.4 million) from the now defunct National Sports Commission for the U23 AFCON in Senegal in December.

The draw for the Rio Olympics football event will be staged on April 14.



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