• Rio Olympics: Minister sets up panel to probe U23 ‘padded’ team list

    Rio Olympics: Minister sets up panel to probe U23 ‘padded’ team list

    A three-man panel has been despatched to Salvador, Brazil, to investigate allegations of abuse of Personal Identification Cards known as PVCs or accreditation cards.

    This followed a statement signed by Lenny Abbey, head of NOC Relations and Services, which reads; “It has come our attention that there has been abuse of accreditation by the Nigerian Football team.

    “Rio 2016 Accreditation Department reported that upon arrival in Manaus on the 4th of August 2016, the team claimed that they all lost their PVCs […]