John Mikel Obi has revealed he paid more than £30,000 to save the dream team at the Rio Olympics. According

According to him:

“I came to the camp. I sat down with the boys in Atlanta and I could see the frustration, the pain and the anger. Their aim was to play in the Olympics, their goal was to play in the Olympics. And for me being there and seeing what they are going through, they are young boys, they want to start their career and someone in the ministry is trying to crush that dream”

However Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung debunked rumours of any payment by the player.