Sports minister accuses NFF, Siasia of human trafficking

Sports minister accuses NFF, Siasia of human trafficking

Sports minister, Solomon Dalung, has described the ongoing camping of the under-23 team in the US as human trafficking.

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Dalung made this remark on Tuesday while addressing a press conference at the Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday, on the preparation of Team Nigeria to the Rio 2016 Olympic, next month.

The national U23 team coach, Samson Siasia, had bemoaned the despicable financial difficulties his team has been facing in the US.

“We don’t have money. We are in the (United States of) America now without any money. So, it is a big problem,” Siasia cried out.

“It is not a good image to go to the Olympics while trying to beg for money around, actually begging people for money to take care of the Nigerian Olympic team.

“How are we going to win gold, if we keep begging for money to take care of our athletes?

“We are without any money in our pocket. There are no funds coming from anywhere. That is not a good thing,” the 48 years old tactician had said.

Dalung, however, condemned the Dream V1’s trip to the US describing it as human trafficking.

His word, “We don’t know who took them there and what their mission is. Were you told that they informed the ministry when they were travelling to US?

“So, before you ask us to account for something, you should be sure that we are aware of the situation in the first place.

“There are very serious instances of people approaching us requesting for visas to travel when they are not going for anything that has to do with the federation. They want to traffic Nigerians. If somebody has a birthday of his friend and he moves his team to play for him, you cannot compel me to account for them.’

“If they have thrown them out of the hotel, they should know who took them there. So, what is happening in USA is a story to me.”

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