The Nigerian players ahead of game against Guinea on Wednesday are set to boycott training. The players want allowances and bonus paid.
AFCON 2019: Super Eagles on a pay strike over bonuses ahead of Guinea game
The Super Eagles have embarked on what you can rightly call a pay strike. A nominated player was due to attend the mandatory press conference pre-Guinea but didn’t show up.
SuperEagles players refused to attend the pre-match press conference for their next group game against Guinea. They say their bonuses for the 1-0 win over Burundi, which comes to $10k per player, is yet to be settled.
Though, official reports say the player is ill but reports in the camp says the players have refused to come out in what one could term a boycott or strike.
No official news has been given by the NFF but the news making rounds from journalists in Egypt is not a palatable one.
A similar situation had occur some days ago as the Super Falcons protested over unpaid bonuses after they were ousted from the world cup.
The Nigerian Federation debunked the allegation afterwards and the girls had arrived yesterday to Nigeria.
The Super Eagles play Guinea in tomorrow’s AFCON game and the present situation may be a big distraction to the team.
Meanwhile, the NFF is desperate to sort money problems.
By Uche Dozie