Monday Odigie, assistant coach to Nigeria's Under-23 team coach Samson Siasia has revealed that his house along Benin/Sapele road was burgled while he was with the Olympic team working in Rio, and says only God can judge the perpetrators as valuables such as his Olympic and World Cup medals were stolen.
Odigie said the incident took place before the team’s opening game against Japan, but insists that would not weigh him down as he eyes success in Brazil.
“Armed Robbers went to burgle my house in Owanoba community kilometer 15 Benin/Sapele road and made away with plenty of my belongings, all my World Cups and Olympic medals, certificates and other valuables,” Odigie, the former coach of Kaduna United told Goal.com
"My house was bugled the day we played our first game against Japan on August 4th, 2016 to be precise.
“I have been trying to get over this while also trying to concentrate on the job here at the Olympics.
“It is very sad and discouraging to realise that while one is working out his heart out for his country in Brazil, one’s house is being robbed back home.
“I leave everything to God to judge everyone according to his deeds. This won’t deter me because I am focused and I am happy that members of the team are also focused to achieve something here.
“I didn’t want any distraction for the team that’s the reason why I kept the incident within me and members of the technical crew led before letting you know now.”