Mikel Obi gives his Dream Team bonus from Japanese surgeon to Samson Siasia

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– John Mikel Obi will donate part of his Rio Olympics bonus to Samson Siasia 

– The midfielder led the Dream Team to a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics 

– Mikel Obi is unhappy the NFF was trying to hijack the bonuses by Katsuya Takasu

– The Dream Team was given $390,000 for their efforts in the tournament

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has decided to donate his part of the $390,000 awarded to the bronze winning Nigeria U-23 team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Japanese surgeon Katsuya Takasumade fulfilled his promise to reward the team in Rio after they beat Honduras 3-2 for the bronze medal.

Samson Siasia and Mikel Obi receive their rewards from Katsuya Takasu

Samson Siasia and Mikel Obi receive their rewards from Katsuya Takasu

The NFF had claimed that the money must be from a credible sources, but those close to the camp of the Olympics Eagles said the NFF were only seeking for means of getting their hands on the money.

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However, Takasu issued two Citibank cheques $200,000 in the name of coach Samson Siasia and $190,000 in the name of Mikel.

One of the team’s officials disclosed to Africafootball.com that the team vowed not to hand over the money to the NFF.

“Mikel has insisted all of us will get our share of the money. That we should not mind what the people in the NFF are saying.

“He will make available this cash when he comes for next month’s AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo.”

A team meeting has already resolved that both players and officials will receive equal amount of the cash with Mikel himself agreeing to give part of his own share for the chief coach (Siasia) to get more than the rest of the squad.

It was further gathered that the sharing formula agreed was a flat rate for the 22 players (18 accredited players and four alternate players) and 10 officials.

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