Barely one week after leading Nigeria's Dream Team VI to win bronze medal at the recently concluded Rio Olympic Games, head coach Samson Siasia says “my next step is that I am done with Nigeria for now.”

The call for the resignation of Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, continue to intensify following the poor performance of Nigeria's Dream Team VI at the recently concluded Rio Olympic Games.

Nigeria’s hopes of winning gold at the men’s football event of the Rio Olympics were dashed on Wednesday night as they suffered a 2-0 defeat semi-final to Germany at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A Japanese plastic surgeon, Katsuya Takasu, has promised to reward each member of the Nigeria U-23 squad at the Rio Olympics $30,000 if they win gold in the men’s soccer event.

In some other countries of the world, a bronze medal at the Olympics is not something to be talked about or celebrated. Not even silver is satisfactory sometimes, just remember that look on Russian athlete Yulia Efimova’s face as her arch-rival, Lilly King of the United States took the gold in 100m women’s breastroke swimming.

The Nigeria U-23 team will face Denmark in the quarter-finals of the Rio Olympics Men’s football event after they lost 2-0 to Colombia in their final group game at the Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday morning.

Members of the Nigeria U-23 team at the Rio Olympics have denied reports that the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung paid them a courtesy visit in their camp in the United States.

Nigeria U-23 team at the Rio Olympics have been paid their camp allowance for participating at the tournament, the ministry of Sports has said.

It is a given that leadership is one of the main challenges of development in Nigeria. The others being corruption and nepotism. The matter of leadership is not for want of qualified, patriotic and inspiring individuals, rather the way and manner in which some of those in leadership emerge.

Following the Nigeria U-23 victory over Japan in their opening game at the Rio Olympics on Friday morning, Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has congratulated the team for their doggedness despite arriving the country few hours to the game.

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