Sports Ministry To Reward Nigeria U23s

A handsome reward awaits the Nigeria U-23 Dream Team VI after picking up a ticket to Rio 2016 Olympics following a 1-0 win over Senegal yesterday, December 9.

This follow reports that the Nigeria’s sports ministry have concluded plans to award the team with cash prizes having qualified for the final of the U23 AFCON in Senegal, reports.

“I can tell you on good authority that the team will now receive their cash right there in Senegal,” a top official disclosed.

This comes has good news for the squad who have not received a dime since they departed Nigeria for the tournament.

“We have not been paid a kobo yet,” had lamented a player of the team.

“We will continue to fly Nigeria’s flag in Senegal but God is watching us all.”

The Dream Team VI trained for 10 days in The Gambia before they headed for the championship in Senegal. They however defied the non-payment of their allowances and bonuses to reach the championship game of the U23 AFCON. recalls that coach of the team, Samson Siasia was generous to give each player $100 from his own pocket after they qualified for the U23 AFCON semis.

The team were also not paid a bonus for holding Congo Brazzaville in Pointe Noire to qualify for the U23 AFCON.

Nigeria will battle Algeria on Saturday, December 12 in the U23 AFCON final in Dakar.