Mikel Obi Denies Making Any Donation Of $30,000 To Olympic Squad

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John Obi Mikel

Captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympic in Brazil has discomfirm reports that he donated the sum of 30,000 dollars to the Nigeria U23 team camping in the United States of America

Mikel, who is one of the two overage players in Samson Siasia’s squad for Rio Olympics was reported to have given the Dream Team VI that amount to ease their sufferings owing to laxity from the Nigeria Football Federation

But the Chelsea star has disprove the news saying it was a tactic to divide the team

“I was first told of this unfavorble story by a friend who called me from Nigeria. I thought he was joking until he sent me the link,” Mikel told the NFF.

The Chelsea FC ace then appealed to the sporting press and Nigerians generally to rally round the team and wish the players and officials well as they get ready for the men’s football tournament of the Rio Olympic.

Nigeria face Japan on August 4 at the Amazônia Arena Manaus in their opening game of the competition as they gun for a second Olympic football gold medal.


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