Captain of Team Nigeria to the 2016 Olympic Games, John Obi Mikel has reportedly donated N11m ($30,000) to the Dream Team VI.
Mikel Obi on Monday, July 25, joined up with the Nigerian U-23 at the camp in Atlanta, United States.
Several complains have been made about the difficulties the team is facing due to lack of financial support from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Mikel Obi who will also be captain of the side has come to aid of his teammates by donating the sum of N11m ($30,000) according to several media reports.
“Mikel has donated $30,000 to the team. You know we have not received money since we left Nigeria,” a source in the Dream Team VI camp told African Football.
All efforts by media persons to confirm this report have been unsuccessful as calls and messages to close associates of Mikel Obi have not been responded to.
This ‘donation’ comes after the coach of the side Samson Siasia revealed that he has not been paid for five months.
“We will not hold the country to ransom by threatening not to play our matches, but the government has to come to our rescue.
“I know that by the time the Olympics will be over, our monies will not be paid.”