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Despite Initial Denial, Sports Ministry refunds Mikel Obi’s $4,600

After denying John Mikel Obi  paid $4,600 for outstanding hotel bills before they departed to Salvador for their quarter-finals game against Denmark, the Youth and Sports Development ministry has refunded the U-23 captain the money.

wp-1471241588290-1 Despite Initial Denial, Sports Ministry refunds Mikel Obi’s $4,600

The NFF yesterday wrote on it's website that “the Ministry of Youth and Sports has refunded to Captain Mikel Obi the $4,600 he paid for the team in São Paulo on their way to Salvador".

It was earlier reported that some officials who were not captured in the 25-man football Olympic list incurred some debt which the hotel demanded before they could let them go and Mikel had to pay the bill to avoid them being embarrassed.

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The sports minister, Solomon Dalung however denied it, saying:

"When we checked out of the hotel, the money was added and the Permanent Secretary paid all outstanding bills. I am surprised to hear and read that Mikel Obi saved an embarrassing situation by paying the bills”.

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