By Johnny Edward:
Players of the Nigeria U -23 team have been paid their camp allowance at the on-going Rio 2016 Olympics, Completesportsnigeria.com has been informed.
However, they are yet to be paid their win bonuses for the two wins recorded so far at the games.
According to a media release from Nneka Anibeze, the Special Adviser on media to the minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung, each player received $1, 650 being allowances for 11 days.
Dalung however stated that the upfront payment was to ensure that the players are focused and well motivated.
He also assured that all entitlements to all athletes at the Olympics will be paid.
"All your camp allowances have been budgeted for. There will be no story- telling during these games. You will get all your allowances and entitlements as we don't want any distractions.
"We want you to remain focused . You have established that you're great men and determined to conquer, despite all odds. There can't be any other sacrifice more than this," Dalung said.
Dalung is expected to be in Sao Paulo to cheer the Olympic Eagles in their final group game against Colombia on Wednesday at the Arena Corinthians.