Nigeria’s Sports Ministry has moved in to quickly settle the allowances of the Dream Team VI players after they protested and threatened to boycott today’s Olympics quarter final clash against Denmark.
Coach Samson Siasia in an interview revealed that the players were set to boycott their next game in protest of non-payment of their Rio 2016 Olympic Games allowances.
However, members of the U-23 team have been paid their camp allowances for 22 days.
Injured striker Junior Ajayi has also been cleared to feature in the match.
The four-goal hero in the team opening game against Japan, Oghenekaro Etebo has been ruled out of the last eight clash slated for Arena Corinthians in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
“The Sports Ministry has cleared all camp allowances of the Dream team in Rio. Players and officials have now been paid 22 days allowances,” the team spokesman, Timi Ebikagboro said.
This means each player has now received $3,300 with coach Samson Siasia getting twice that amount.
Nigeria will today Saturday, August 13, face Denmark in the quarter-finals of the football event of Rio 2016.
The match will be played at 8pm Nigerian time at the Arena Fonte Nova.