NBBF pres­i­dent: D’Tigers’ ready for Rio Olympics

As Mikel de­nies do­nat­ing to Dream Team

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aimed at di­vid­ing the team and damp­en­ing its mo­rale.

“I was first told of this un­for­tu­nate story by a friend who called me from Nige­ria. I thought he was jok­ing un­til he sent me the link.

“I don’t know the source of this story which to me is all out to di­vide us as a team. I would have thought that sto­ries that should be com­ing out in the me­dia are sto­ries that will unite the team in­stead of di­vid­ing us. Our tar­get in Rio is to excel, but if they con­tinue like this, then I won­der how we can be united,” the Chelsea mid­fielder said.

Won­der­ing why the writer thinks that the play­ers are hun­gry that needed his money, Mikel asked: “Tell me the play­ers who are in this team that are so hun­gry that will be look­ing up to me for sur­vival? Is it (Wil­liam) Ekong, (Oghenekaro) Etebo, (Shehu) Ab­du­lahi, (Daniel) Akpeyi, (Kingsley) Madu, (Okechukwu) Azubuike or (Stan­ley) Amuzie, who are my team-mates in the Su­per Ea­gles, that I will be do­nat­ing to?”

LeBron James No.6 of United States shoots against Ike Diogu No.6 of Nige­ria dur­ing the bas­ket­ball pre­lim­i­nary match of the Lon­don 2012 Olympic Games.

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