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Friday, 19 August 2016

NFF vs Sports Minister: NFF rejects Dalung's insinuations that the Olympic team wasn't stranded in Atlanta

The Nigeria Football Federation has strongly rejected insinuations made by the Minister of Sports Barr. Solomon Dalung in a recent TV interview that the Nigeria Olympic football team being stranded in Atlanta, was a hoax.

In the interview on Thursday, Dalung hinted that shady deals by the NFF were behind the country’s football team being stranded for several days at their training base in Atlanta, before they finally made their way to the Olympics in Brazil.
 
 “The Atlanta event was quiet dirty and some of the actors (involved) cannot stand before Nigeria (to answer to these charges),” Dalung alleged. "The event of Atlanta was another attempt to rip the country off.”
After hearing of the interview, Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande said everyone in the NFF was shocked on the allegations made by the Sports Minister seeing that the NFF President Amaju Pinnick has been giving the sports minister constant updates since the minister arrived in Rio de Janeiro.
“The NFF Board and Management are taken aback by these insinuations. The NFF President has been telling us of meeting between him and the Minister on how to avoid the kind of situation we got into in the USA in the future. So, the Minister’s latest statements are a bombshell.' Yahaya told theNff.com.
“We are not openly challenging the Minister, but we must set the records straight. To start, we do not have any partnership with Delta Airlines, a company that we owe much gratitude for the way it came to the rescue to airlift our team to Brazil. The names of NFF’s partners and sponsors are known to the public.
“Secondly, the NFF is not aware of any receipt that was presented to the Minister for airlifting the U23 team from Atlanta to Manaus. I am aware that the Minister himself requested for the phone number of our FIFA Match Agent (Mr. Jairo Pachon, who has been working with the NFF since 2009) when everybody became desperate about how the team would go to Brazil. The NFF President gave him the phone number, and the Minister himself asked Mr. Pachon to go ahead and charter an aircraft, and Pachon reverted that the amount would be $174,000, as against the $300,000 that was bandied earlier. However, the money did not reflect in the airline company’s bank account within the deadline it gave to us, so the service was cancelled. We insist that Mr. Pachon acted in the best interest of Nigeria.”
Yahaya-Kwande also talked about allegations that the NFF bloated the team list that flew to Rio in order to carry 'their own people'.
“As I speak with you, the only NFF top officials at the Olympics are the NFF Technical Director and the NFF President. I would like to be proved wrong on this.
“The NFF Board has always displayed integrity in all its financial dealings and have always communicated to the Minister on every financial transaction and detail. On this too, we would like to be proved wrong.”

29 comments:

Babatunde Salako said...

Stupid Sports Minister looks like a thug... whats up with him and the dressing in military gear btw

Eleojo Blessing said...

Seen

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

DON'T MIND THE COW.... SEE HIS YEYE FACE








AUNTY LINDA 👩

Jamila Shaibu said...

Okkk

vinna saviour said...

Una still dey carry dis matter for head

Saviour Eshiet said...

Enter your comment...cock and bull story as usuall...

Chizzy Liz said...

**************************wox with dix dalung and beret sef ????????? He been do watch night for iim village before ?????????

Chizzy Liz said...

**************************wox with dix dalung and beret sef ????????? He been do watch night for iim village before ?????????

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

So wat do we believe?


...merited happiness

roseflowerd@yahoo.com said...

Please who can help me with a cake mixer or 14,500 in getting one. I so much need it

Henry Chijioke said...

We have never had it so bad in our sports administration than this time. It's at its lowest moment.

HypesTV.com said...

Make em too go play na.

dearme said...

Sad to hear the minister make these comments as it indicates he isn't involved in the preparations. Was h not aware they were in Atlanta or what? With all the media coverage? He should please tell another story.

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

This minster of Sports self,his looks at times is like that of an area junkie.







says, Genevieve.

Anonymous said...

Our sports minister should bury his face in shame.

Anonymous said...

He looks like a cultist..a tout with beret .... knowledge is zero....this is definitely an illiterate Govt.

Maureen Mordi said...

Yeye sport minister

Reign said...

Kindergarteners as leaders is truly amazing. Yeye dey smell.

Trinity Productions said...

The Minister looks like someone that lived in the 'YORK STREET' in Aba.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Everyday drama! Linda take note!

ING said...

GEJ ADMINISTRATION AND PDP SHOULD BE BLAME FOR THIS. APC GOVERNMENT OF PROPAGANDA, LIES AND DECEIT

Ama Hope Pepple said...

Odeh is when you have Baba Sala Buhari as President
Mumu is when you have Boys Scout as Sports Minister
Akpos is when you have Dalung saying Jonathan's Government did not prepare for the Olympics

Ama Hope Pepple said...

Odeh is when you have Baba Sala Buhari as President
Mumu is when you have Boys Scout as Sports Minister
Akpos is when you have Dalung saying Jonathan's Government did not prepare for the Olympics

Bearded Steve Ibudeh said...

Amaju Pinnick is a proven Sports Administrator. His record in Delta State remains unparalleled

Anonymous said...

Shame to u Dalung. Minister of united states of Nigeria

Ekure Daniel said...

Why must they camp I Atlanta, why can't they train in Nigeria and take off from here? Part of corruption. And for d minister he's like a rebel in Niger republic or Somalia rebel.

Anonymous said...

Buhari n APC are full of lia's n deceit, Trying to cover his shame. Evil people.

Vivian Reginalds said...

drama.co.ng
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Biolaoluwa Titofunmi said...

Lol

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