Mikel, Dream Team fly out to Rio Monday after ticket delay

Mikel, Dream Team fly out to Rio Monday after ticket delay
Azubuike Okechukwu (left) with Mikel

by Samm Audu

Sunday Jul 31, 2016. 08:00

Chelsea star Mikel Obi and the rest of the Nigeria Olympic team, Dream Team VI, will now fly out for the Rio Olympics from Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States of America on Monday after they failed to do so on Friday as their tickets were not ready.

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“We will now leave for Brazil on Monday after we could not fly out on Monday because our tickets were not ready,” a team official told AfricanFootball.com

“In the meantime, we have changed to a better hotel pending our departure.”

The Dream Team VI have been training in Atlanta for the past one month.

The African champions begin their campaign in Rio on Friday against Asian champions Japan.

Kick-off is 2am Nigerian time.

Sweden and Colombia are the other teams in their first round group.



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