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Japanese Surgeon Dr. Katsuya Takasu Angry at Sports Ministry for Doubting the Source of His Gift to Dream Team VI



The Japanese Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Katsuya Takasu that donated $390,000 has expressed anger at the Ministry of Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) at their objections to the source and the purpose of the gift.

The team’s Coach, Samson Siasia had said that the surgeon was amazed at the fact that the Nigeria football squad beat the Japanese team after arriving 5 hours before the game.

“What actually happened is that the man was just curious how a team that was neglected and abandoned could arrive Rio under five hours and defeat the Japanese team that had all they needed and have been put together for over three years, that was his amazement.

These guys who are saying they want to do all manner of checks, what have they done for us? Do you know that since we returned, nobody from the NFF or Ministry has called us to say that we did well. The president came and just talked and that was it, well it is not the first time he will be talking,” Vanguard quoted Siasia as saying.

Reacting to the reported call for investigation by Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, into the gift, Takasu tweeted on Sunday:

Takasu Tweet

He tweeted a link to his foundation’s website.

According to the website, the foundation “supports women, children, and young people who keep on trying without giving up”.


  1. Pretty girl

    August 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Pls sir don’t be angry. Why these idiot are angry is because the money u gave the players no reach there hand so it’s painning them plenty

    • Shameless

      August 28, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      We are just a nasty bunch of people in this country. Even when people do good, we ruin it with envy, jealousy…just bad belle plain and simple. So because the cheque wasn’t in your name, you question the source of the money to embarrass the guy. Can we just change Dalung’s name to ‘Idiot” already.

    • National Federation of Fools.

      August 28, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      And the exact amount was also publicised.

    • Author Unknown

      August 28, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Was this donation a personal gift to the players or to the Nigerian Sports Ministry? If to the Ministry, yes the source and motive should be verified before the donation is accepted. What if the Japanese surgeon was trying to launder illegally gotten wealth? I guess the average Nigerians has not a clue what illegally gotten wealth means. Desperate, greedy people take anything from anybody, no questions asked. The fact that the Ministry fell short in its duties does not mean we should all of a sudden not have standards.

  2. Marvel

    August 28, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    It’s tragic that because these are austere times in Nigeria, a number of people do not get protocol. The team is a ‘National’ team and should neither solicit nor accept cash gifts from whoever. I can understand a gift in form of equipment, training and sponsorship but not cash. A privately owned team might get away wih that. The British team will be horrified maybe even insulted if a stranger offered cash to their football players.

    • Dlapikin

      August 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Nonsense I remember when Cameroon reached the quarterfinals in the worl cup 1990. Because it was the first time an African team did so many people including presidents of other country invited them over and offered cash, cars, lands and even homes… I was young but I remember that the king of morroco, Mobutu, houphouet Bouagny, Sassou Nguesso all sent gifts directly to the players.

    • molarah

      August 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      I’m sure you understand that there are situations where protocol gets sidelined, and justly so. See how you introduced British national team in your comment; like GB will keep their team stranded in a location for days, not pay their bonuses, allowances, travelling fees, and not congratulate them when they return with an Olympic medal. Your comment is irritating to me as this is one of the many ways we as Nigerians fail to put the reason for the troubles we are facing at the rightful owner’s feet, and instead go around blaming every thing else. Warn yourself abeg.

      And please what’s wrong with a cash gift again??? Better cite the NFF Code of Conduct clause you are quoting from before you post this kind of comment again.

    • Fani

      August 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      There was nothing wrong with collecting the cash gift . Those who should have taken care of the team let them down and treated them like crap so when some nice person comes and seeing how crappy they were treated decided to reward them from his own pocket Abeg what’s wrong with that? That Senator was just saying rubbish(after sharing our money what do they care for the plight of the team) and the sports minister are just upset they didn’t find a way to dip his dirty fingers in the money . How dare anyone try to cast aspersions on this man who did nothing but try and help people he could see had been unfairly treated !

    • Lo

      August 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much for this comment molarah, you have said it all.

    • Celeste

      August 28, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Lols @ warn yourself abeg. And I concur.. You berra warn yourself wella oO

    • Oh please!

      August 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      The British team were not stranded in an airport abroad unable to make their way to the Olympics. When your Ministers take responsibility for their actions and do their jobs properly instead of calling people names in the press and trying to shame the team and players, then and only then should strangers and fans not offer to help boost morale by sending a gift to the players. I don’t see why sending a gift is an issue.

    • Thatgidigirl

      August 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Welcome Marvel Dalung, say hi to your father the sports minister for us.

    • sass

      August 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      You are not well. You are one of the problems this country has.

    • slice

      August 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      There’s is no such protocol. People can give to any player at any time. He gave to Mikel and siasia personally and they shared with everyone. He didn’t even give it to the team

    • Kkay

      August 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      @ Marvel please, don’t just annoy me. Mr. Protocol!
      How could you cite British Team?!!!
      When did Nigerian leaders ever copy any good thing from their British counterparts?
      Did your Independence founding fathers even maintain or build up on what your British Colonial masters left behind. THINK BEFORE YOU TYPE!

      @ Molarah, a million likes for putting Marvel the Protocol Lobbyist in his place.
      Won’t be surprised if he is Amaju Pinnick. ALL PROTOCOLS OBSERVED!

    • Dips

      August 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Absolutely not true. A national team can receive cash gifts from individuals as long as it was done publicly. If the sports ministry or nff has issues with the donations, they should simply do their background checks. It seems the ministry and nff is just pained that someone else did what they should have done.

  3. kilipot

    August 28, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Abegi….. it’s cos the money didn’t reach him.

  4. nwa nna

    August 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Did you say protocol? You’re my friend are too funny! Where was the fvcking protocol when the team was facing its challenges?!
    The NFF is pissed because they couldn’t get their thieving grimy hands on the funds given to the team by the good doctor!
    Here’s a question for you to ponder on, why didn’t any of the so called Nigerian billionaires step up during the team’s trying times and offer to cover all of their expenses? You know why? They gives no faux!!
    Nigerians are our own worst enemies, maka chukwu!

  5. hmmn

    August 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Please dont be angry sir, we appreciate you so much. You can even come and be our sports minister as we do not have one.

  6. AK

    August 28, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Dear BN,

    This is unrelated to the topic but when are you going to report about Dr. Fathia Ayodele Kareem?

    You also did not report about Dr. Tinuade Okoro’s achievement of few years ago.
    I believe they all count as academic excellence since both ladies shattered academic records in sensational fashion. I think they deserve recognition.

  7. chamazing chick

    August 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Marvel, I understand that you might want to play the devil’s advocate but it is not going to work. After the disgrace of the team’s arrival in Rio, all we did was to hope that they would pull through. Even when Nigerians uttered disappointment in the sport minister and his band of clueless committee, all they did was to lie lie and more lies. Where was the protocol? Who even knew about the Japanese surgeon prior to that moment he tweeted that he would give something to the national team if they got a medal? ( Not like knowing him would have made a difference still)
    Even as that, nobody really took him serious until he redeemed his pledge. Now you are talking about protocol, protocol that the ministry of sports isn’t ashamed that the money didn’t get to them?? What dirty protocol are you talking about?

  8. nene+

    August 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I tot I saw a letter from Mr Katsuya notifying the embassy of his intention well before we won the bronze medal?
    Why did they wait until he made good his promise before all these? Would the minister and NFF have followed this protocol if the monies was handed to them personally?
    Mr Katsuya, please be pacified, majority of Nigerians are grateful and appreciative of your kind gesture to our football team.

    Dalung and NFF washing their dirty linen in public.
    Lest I forget I didn’t see any good reception for the boys.

  9. craig

    August 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    sir, please don’t get angry at all, thank God you are not a Nigerian that they will order for your probe. God will reward you mightily. For our Nigeria government may God touch them for better. Remain blessed great Surgeon.

  10. Moyo

    August 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Please who has Protocol helped, when there was no plane to fly the players to Brazil, where was the Senator, when the clothes for the opening ceremony were not delivered, where was Protocol, when the coach and players were not paid. please dr takasua, there are more people who need your assistance in Nigeria, if you are interested in blessing more people

  11. Iris

    August 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Give them their money o! Give them their money! Protocol oshi. If the ministry had followed protocol in the first place would the Nigerian team have been stranded? Would the athletes have travelled for hours without food? They are just ashamed and trying to save face by citing protocol. GTFOH. That’s how useless this country can be. When they don’t see how you are going to wash their hands things suddenly become very bureaucratic. Meanwhile if they were implementing bureaucracy the right way, there would be no need for complications. Uneducated, short-sighted, greedy, small-minded bunch of *@!#+*….

  12. Lou

    August 28, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Oga Takasu, no vex for us ABEG!!

  13. ThatYellowChick

    August 29, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Me I just need Oga Takasu’s contact dasall ?. Just a fraction of that money will pay for my masters. Lemme go and stalk him on twitter !!!

  14. Wow!

    August 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    You my friend are what we call a complete idiot! 100% complete. You are what is wrong with this nation, you and Dalung should be shoved in the lagoon!


    August 29, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    @Author Unknown YOU SUCH A SILLY CUNT and i stand to be quoted anyway in the world,please kindly use your data wisely.perhaps you are a relic of lost age!!!! Google is your frend and not interpol /efcc…

  16. ayeni

    August 30, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Dr please do not be angry. We have billionaires like you in Nigeria but will never invest into Nigerian football. We appreciate your philanthropic gesture. God alone will bless you and your foundation.

  17. Trusting

    August 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Failure is the twin of Dalung. Nah…stupidity is his shadow. What a way to say ‘Thank you’ for an act of kindness. Can someone remove Dalung’s beret already and use same to flog his tobacco-ridden mouth?

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