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Japanese Dr. Katsuya Takasu gives $390,000 to Dream Team for #Rio2016 Bronze Medal Win

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Takasu, Mikel Obi and SiasiaThe Dream Team won Nigeria’s first medal at Rio 2016, also the first medal for the country since 2008. Click here to see photos of them celebrating the bronze!

Japanese surgeon, philanthropist and world record holder Dr. Katsuya Takasu has made good on his promise to reward the team coach Siasia and Captain Mikel Obi with $200,000 and $190,000 respectively.

Here’s the initial letter, and photos of the check presentation.Dr Katsuya Takasu Dream Team Checks

18 Comments

  1. Baby gurl

    August 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Wawu so the gentleman fulfilled his promise. Is he only a surgeon? Happy for them tho. Monetary encouragement for their hard work and hardship. #YayDreamTeam

  2. Anon

    August 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Get him his own “medal” of some sort for his kindness and generosity. Furthermore, if he has grown up single kids, find them Nigerian spouses (tongue in cheek re-the article two days ago about their youths who have never been in relationships.)

  3. nene

    August 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    amazing

  4. mary

    August 21, 2016 at 1:50 am

    congratulations to the Dream Team, so proud of the efforts they put in. Despite the delayed flights and other drama encountered before they arrived in Brazil, they still came in third place.

  5. Nystyle

    August 21, 2016 at 1:55 am

    And God shall bless you Dr Takasu in good measures pressed down,shaken together and running over in blessings amen. Our government failed them but God used u to encourage and reward them for their hardworking and effort.

  6. nene+

    August 21, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Thank you Mr.Katsuya. God’s blessings.
    Siasia and Mikel should ensure the monies are used for what it’s meant for.

    Dalung I hope you are not expecting a dollar from this money? Same to NFF and many smiling from chin to chin?

  7. Just my 1 Cents

    August 21, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Wow, what an act of kindness! He probably heard about the horrible news about how the country treated the players.

    Now how many Nigerian millionaires would have a heart like this. NONE.

  8. Chic

    August 21, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Lesson: keep doing what u do, someone who cares may be watching.
    Our leaders have failed us, but others appreciate us. GEJ tried a whole lot in encouraging athletes. NFF needs to be probed. The kind of corruption going on there is smtn else.

  9. Pat

    August 21, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Something the Nigerian gov or philanthropists won’t do but owe them and cause them setbacks in achieving goals. The way that country operates is a huge set back for talents.

    • Tosin

      August 21, 2016 at 10:36 am

      How many Nigerian philanthropists?
      I really want to do something in that area. How can ordinary “how to give” be a problem for you? It’s not right. God will ask…

  10. Victor Adegoke

    August 21, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Kudos to Dr.Takasu for fulfilling his promises to the Dream Team vi. I hope our Wealthy Individuals can learn from him. Congrats to the Samson Siasia’s Dream team Vi for clinching the only medal won by the Country. You can get more updates on the Olympics, New Season across Europe on http://segungoke.blogspot.com.ng.

  11. who you epp

    August 21, 2016 at 7:41 am

    this man has taught me something very great. to love your country no matter what! Love is unconditional and has only the welfare of it subject in mind..

  12. Tosin

    August 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

    1. We medalled! WAWU!!!
    2. With his big brain, he made out the checks DIRECT TO Coach and Captain, before some hungry monkeys divert the money. Ooooshe!
    3. I wanted to say something in Japanese to show gratitude respect love, but all I can think/remember is moshi-moshi, konnichiwa, arigato, … not too bad. Any Japanese speakers in the house?

  13. sijae

    August 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Arigato is Portuguese

    • Wanderlust _Trekeffect?

      August 21, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Arigato is Japanese for “thanks”

  14. Kelly

    August 21, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    The ambassador to Brasil from Nigerian smiling with them is a very wicked corrupt man. The man has been owing diplomats in Brasil for 6months. He has been stealing money in that embassy for over 6 months. It’s sad that people like him are allowed to represent Nigeria. This man hasn’t paid salary for Nigerian diplomats in Brazil for over 6 months. What kind of human been is this. And the man is smiling. The kind of judgement that will come upon this man. He can never comprehend it. Who does one even report to??? Nigeria which way???

  15. emmanuel christian

    August 21, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    thanks you dr katsuya may God bless you more and well done nigerians dream boys up up up God is with you people

  16. emmanuel christian

    August 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    someone help me to give me dr katsuya number

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