Dream Team VI Mikil Obi, Nigerian football team stuck in USA

The Dream Team VI is now in a race against time for their first Rio 2016 game against Japan in the early hours of Friday, August 5.

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John Obi Mikel and Dream team VI players play The Dream Team VI team is still stuck in Atlanta (Twitter/Timi Ebikagboro)
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Just less than 40 hours before the Dream Team VI play their first game of the football event of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the team is still stuck in the United States.

Samson Siasia and his men have been in Atlanta, Georgia where they are camping ahead of Rio 2016.

According to the schedule of the Sports Ministry, the Nigeria’s U-23 team were to travel via a chartered flight to Manaus on the night of Tuesday, August 2.

John Obi Mikel and Dream Team VI players play The Dream Team will be playing their first game on Friday (Twitter/Timi Ebikagboro)

 

Pulse Sports have however learnt that the team is still in the United States after the Sports Ministry’s fund transfer system failed causing delay in payment delay.

It has been resolved,” a source told Pulse Sports.

Solomon Dalung play Solomon Dalung didn't meet the Dream Team in the United States like we earlier reported (Facebook/Solomon Dalung)

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The team is in a race against time for their first Rio 2016 game against Japan in the early hours of Friday, August 5.

The flight from Atlanta to Manaus is for eight hours and that would leave just less than 25 hours for the players to rest and prepare for the game against Japan.

Despite reports that the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung met with the team in the United States, but the media officer of the Super Eagles, Oluwatoyin Ibitoye revealed that he just spoke to captain John Mikel Obi on the phone.

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