A few days ago we told you about the Minister of Sports – Solomon Dalung‘s embarrassing response to the Under 23 football team being stranded in the Atlanta enroute to The Rio Olympics.
He not only referred to Nigeria as the “United States of Nigeria” but he also said it wasn’t his or the ministry’s responsibility that the team got stranded.
He got dragged on social media for his comments…
Irrespective of Dalung’s cringe worthy comments the boys went on to beat Japan 5 – 4 barely 5 hours after arriving in Rio.
It seems someone might’ve persuaded the Minister that his comments were unbecoming of his position because today he took to his Facebook page to tender a public apology.
Dalung apologizes to Nigerians, the Olympic football team.
After hugging and exchanging pleasantries with players and officials, Barrister Dalung said: “I want to apologize for all the circumstances that led to your late arrival here.
I apologize because I am the head and as such I must take responsibility for anything that happens under my watch.”
I’ll just leave this here…
Via @nikkilaoye…NIGERIA Vs USA team Support messages… Why won't our ppl port? 😒 A big shout out to our Nigerian Team for making us proud out there at the Olympics despite all the ups and downs. Hope things are done better for our Team oo. Team Nigeria, We are behind you all the way. God be with you all. #TeamNigeria #ProudNigeria #rio2016 #Obama #Dalung #TheDifferenceIsClear