Former Super Eagles technical adviser, Bonfrere Jo has revealed that former Nigerian Sports Minister Jim Nwobodo has been in the possession of his Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medal he won for the country.
Bonfrere led the Nigeria U-23 Dream Team to the Olympic gold medal finish back in 1996 , as the country became the first African side to do so.
However In a letter the Dutch tactician wrote to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, the Dutch tactician explain how the then Minister of Sports, Senator Jim Nwobodo directed that his medal be taken away from him immediately after the presentation at the stadium.
“The Sports Minister during the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, Senator Jim Nwobodo asked his PA to collect my gold medal in Atlanta while on the line after we were awarded.
“Since then, I have written letters severally asking for my medal without receiving any response from the appropriate quarters.
“I thank God for the opportunity to meet Governor Sanwo-Olu because everyone has been talking about the great works he’s doing in Lagos.
“I want the governor to use his office to help me retrieve my medal. At the moment, I don’t have anything to show that I won an Olympic gold medal for Nigeria ” Bonfrere said.
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