First it was Flying Eagles at the Junior world Cup, after then the Super Falcons at the Senior women’s world Cup and now the Super Eagles team and the NFF at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt over unpaid allowances.
Naija Online TV announces according to news reaching us that all monies the NFF is owing the Super Eagles team has reportedly been paid except for the win allowance over Burundi as there was a protest in the Eagles camp today to boycott training and Press Conference ahead of their crucial group match tomorrow against Guinea.
Here is a comment credited to the NFF vice president Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi over the saga according to a reliable source:
“I was on a telephone discussion with the Captain of the team Mikel Obi this morning and can safely say that all clarifications have been made and the usual cordial relationship and understanding between the players and we the administrators is still intact".
"I have challenged them to go all out and win the trophy assuring them that their monies all the way to the final is guaranteed. It is now for the players to focus on the championship and deliver glory to the nation. I have no doubt of their ability to do that.”
Akinwunmi also specially commended the maturity of the team and its leaders, including skipper Mikel John Obi and for their unflinching focus on the job at hand which is winning the AFCON Trophy.
By Dare Gbadebo Editor-in-chief,
Naija Online TV.