Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has come under the full wrath of Nigerian football lovers after h...
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has come under the full wrath of Nigerian football lovers after he congratulated the Dream Team VI for their 5-4 win over Japan and 1-0 win over Sweden last night.
After arriving Manaus just a few hours to the game, Nigeria’s U-23 still managed to overcome their Japanese counterparts in the first Group B match of Rio 2016 Olympic Games and sealed their qualification after defeating Sweden 1-0.
The players arrived late following a series of delays caused by the failure of the fund transfer system of the Ministry of Sports and the refusal of the players to board a plane that was later chattered for them.
A 32-seater Delta plane which is used by NBA players was then provided with which the Dream Team players flew to Brazil.
Lots of Nigerians have blamed Dalung for the Dream Team’s predicaments and hurled insults on him when he took to Facebook to congratulate the team on their win.
Nigeria1-0 vs Sweden olympics . The Minister of sport @SolomonDalung is happy pic.twitter.com/qX2zmAT9As— Tofe-Football-Scout (@Tofetsports) August 7, 2016
Dalung initially irked Nigerians when he denied knowledge of the team camping in the United States ahead of Rio 2016.
“Because they are U23 national team and they went to the US and they are having problems, does that become our business?” he asked at a news conference.
Here's our beloved Minister for youth and sports Solomon Dalung speaking on Nigeria's Dream Team who were stranded pic.twitter.com/bUTT5TCgDh— Wolexis.com (@wolexis) August 4, 2016
@ebikagboro He's a shameless man!!!— afis (@aphisbaba) August 7, 2016
@ebikagboro Oga Dalung come back home and stop celebrating the same team you frustrated so much.— Nobleman (@noblenobert22) August 8, 2016
@ebikagboro I swear Na agbero we give Minister to.— Lucky boi Gabriel (@SGezee) August 7, 2016
@ebikagboro that man needs a slap— Jagua (@orangootan) August 7, 2016
@ebikagboro @toluogunlesi #Joker #Scam where we're you when siasia was looking for support to start his campaign for Rio Shamless— TJ-Junior (@Bluepegasus_80) August 7, 2016