The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the country’s football senior national team are set for a collision course, which could affect the team’s future engagements
Super Eagles stars are being owed outstanding bonuses for over a year by the NFF and the players are not happy with the situation.
According to respected BBC journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana, the NFF has not paid the team since their semi-final clash against Algeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
This comes from a reliable source in the @NGSuperEagles: “The team have played NINE matches since the semi-final of the AFCON in July 2019 and the players (and officials of course) have not been paid a dime in allowances or bonuses since then. Not a red cent…
— Osasu Obayiuwana (@osasuo) December 2, 2020
In that period, the Super Eagles have played a total of nine games, but are still yet to be paid bonuses for any of the matches.
This has left the players unhappy- although they haven’t spoken publicly about it. The three-time African champions do not play a game until next March when they take on the Benin Republic in their penultimate Afcon qualifier.
It remains to be seen if the NFF can find a solution before then. However, Soccernet will provide more details as things unfold.