A Japanese multi-millionaire who promised coach Samson Siasia and his boys a huge amount of money if they win Gold, Silver or Bronze in the football event at Rio has fulfilled his promise.
Katsuya Takasu who is a successful plastic surgeon in Japan, promised each player of the Nigerian U-23 team $30, 000 if they win the gold in the men’s soccer event.
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Moved by the heart wrenching experiences of the team on their way to Brazil, Takasu pledged to reward the team for their bravery. He also promised to pay the team $20, 000 dollars for silver and $12,000 for bronze.
He presented a $190,000 cheque to Mikel Obi for the footballers and $200,000 cheque to Samson Siasia, a total of $390,000.