Reports reaching Legit.ng have it that the Dream Team VI have landed in Manaus, Brazil, barely seven hours to their opening fixture against Japan at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Nigeria’s male football team are scheduled to play in Group B along side Japan, Sweden and Comombia.
The Samson Siasia- tutored side had been stranded for hours in Atlanta, US, after it was discovered that Nigeria had not paid for the chartered flight to take the team to the host country
The Dream Team VI later departed Atlanta for Brazil today August 4, with several Nigerians expressing shock in the dramatic scenario, while others call for the head of the Sports Minister Solomon Dalung.
Nigeria is used to late arrivals at major competitions. Recall that it was the same in 1996 where the team arrived at the last minute to Atlanta, but eventually conquered the world claiming gold at that tournament.
However, Nigeria have been tipped as Group B favourites which included Japan, Sweden and Colombia.