Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has taken a swipe at the Head Coach of the Dream Team VI Samson Siasia and other coaches, saying Nigerian coaches are guilty of “Parochial sentiments” when it comes to team selection for international competitions.
The Minister did not mind putting in some specific team matters when he blatantly faulted Siasia’s 35-man provisional list for the Rio 2016 Olympic Men’s Football Tournament.
He insists cutting off players who helped Nigeria qualify for the Summer Games for entirely new faces was outright and fundamentally wrong and against ” team spirit.”
Though he made no attempt to influence the list, Dalung surely would have spoken the minds of some stakeholders.
Dalung has been highly critical of Nigeria football since he assumed office and has spared no attempts in the past to lay the blame on the door steps of administrators.