The Nigerian U-23 team at the Olympics holding in Brazil has warned the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung to stay away from the team.
The players whose next match puts them up against Germany in the Semi-Finals of the competition noted that the Sports Minister is a distraction to the team and hence his visits to the camp is unnecessary.
According to reports, the team warned the Sports Minister and his delegation against coming anywhere close to the dressing room before and during the match.
One of the top players in the team on Monday night said: “We are set for the semi final clash with Germany.
“We have perfected our game plan to qualify for the final and win the gold medal for Nigeria like our 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games colleagues”.