Samson Siasia is yet to understand what came over the Sports Minister Solomon Dalung, during the Olympics that he almost him and his team. We heard the story of their scuffles, denials and acceptance of what was denied by NFF.

The team is back in Nigeria waiting for its warm reception as Siasia talks about the man, Dalung.

He said “As we speak, I don’t know what I have done to offend the Minister. The whole thing is surprising. It’s funny. When he came, he shook hands with us and after shaking the players, he asked where is the coach? Everybody started laughing. We shook hands again and hugged”, Siasia said.

The truth was this  “The environment before the Games was not good but we resolved to weather the storm. The players gave their best. Without necessarily singling out players, Mikel was outstanding.

He not only played well, he also motivated the squad with his leadership qualities. Also, Injury did not allow us to use some other good players. Anyway, we’re grateful to win something for Nigerians who showed massive support to us”.