Dream Team VI Bronze winning players yet to get allowances

According to the coach, Samson Siasia, coaches and players of Dream Team VI are yet to be paid their full allowances.

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Samson Siasia play Samson Siasia says him and his players have not been paid their full Rio 2016 allowance (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Players and officials of Dream Team VI are yet to receive their remaining allowances after winning bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Nigeria U-23 side on Saturday, August 20 beat Honduras in the third-place match to win football bronze at Rio 2016.

Samson Siasia who arrived back in the country with some of his players on Monday, August 22 revealed that they have not been paid their full allowances for Rio 2016.

Dream Team VI arrive Lagos from Rio 2016 play Samson Siasia and some of his players returned back to Nigeria on Monday, August 22 (Twitter)

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The Dream Team VI were paid some allowances during the Games after the players threatened to stay away from training.

They said no match bonuses when the Games began, but they didn’t tell us this before the tournament,” Samson said as quoted by FC Naija.

Not one penny. It was when the players cried that they came with 11 days daily allowance and that was all they gave us.”

They then said they would pay us bonuses only when we got to the medal stages but up till now, we don’t even know how much for the Bronze we won,” Siasia continued.

Dream Team VI win Bronze medal play Dream Team VI players celebrate their bronze medal (Getty Images )

 

 “Not one penny. It was when the players cried that they came with 11 days daily allowance and that was all they gave us.”

The Dream Team VI won Nigeria’s only medal at Rio 2016. The bronze won is the third Olympic football medal for Nigeria.

Nigeria won gold in Atlanta 96 and silver in Beijing 2008.

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