Football: Nigeria Depart Atlanta For Rio Olympics After Flight Hassle

Football: Nigeria depart Atlanta for Rio Olympics after flight hassle

ABUJA, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th August, 2016) - The Nigerian Olympic football team finally departed their training base in Atlanta for Brazil on Thursday after they failed on four other occasions to do so. "The team have finally left for Manaus on a chartered flight," said an official of the Nigeria sports ministry.

Securing tickets was a major challenge for officials, beginning with their first attempt to fly out last Friday. When they got a chartered plane for the team on Wednesday, it was "too small" for the squad and staff.