Development ministry has refunded
the U-23 captain the money.
The NFF yesterday wrote on it's website that
“the Ministry of Youth and Sports has refunded to Captain Mikel Obi the $4,600 he paid for the team in São Paulo on their way to Salvador".
It was earlier reported that some
officials who were not captured in
the 25-man football Olympic list incured some debt which the hotel
demanded before they could let
them go and Mikel had to pay the bill to avoid them being embarrassed.
The sports minister, Solomon Dalung however denied it, saying:
"When we checked out of the hotel, the money was added and the Permanent Secretary paid all outstanding bills. I am surprised to hear and read that Mikel Obi saved an embarrassing situation by
paying the bills”.