Tension in Super Eagles camp as NFF yet to pay match bonuses

Tension in Super Eagles camp as NFF yet to pay match bonuses

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Captain Ahmed Musa has revealed the Nigeria Football Federation are yet to offset the two-match allowances they owe the team
  • The Super Eagles have been preparing for the Afcon in Abuja with 25 players in camp as of Tuesday morning, January 4
  • Nigeria are paired alongside Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau in Group D of the AFCON starting in Cameroon on January 9

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has disclosed that the Nigeria Football Federation still owes players of the senior national team outstanding match bonuses as the team continues its preparations for the African Cup of Nations.

Trouble in Super Eagles camp as NFF yet to pay match bonuses
The Super Eagles will tackle Egypt on January 11 two days after the start of the AFCON. Photo by Khalid Desouki
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The three-time African champions who have been camped in Abuja in preparation for the 2021 AFCON starting on Sunday, January 9, in Cameroon have been in intense training sessions under the tutelage of interim manager Austin Eguavoen.

Nigeria who currently have 25 players in their Abuja camp is scheduled to travel to Garoua, Cameroon later on Wednesday, January 5, ahead of their opening game against the Pharaohs of Egypt on January 11.

It now appears all may not be well with the team as Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa in a recent interview with the press on Tuesday, January 4, revealed the Nigeria Football Federation still owes match bonuses to the senior national team.

Complete Sports reports the former CSKA Moscow forward also says senior players of the Super Eagles will be holding a meeting with the football body to find a way forward.

“We are owed two games allowances by the NFF and we will be having a meeting when every player is in camp.
“The coaches, officials of the NFF, and representatives of the players will meet to discuss, so we can stick with a plan.“

Nigeria will square up against Egypt in its first game at the AFCON with Sudan and Guinea Bissau also paired with the two heavyweights in Group D.

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Earlier Sportsbrief reported Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye believes Nigeria has the quality to stop Egypt forward Mohamed Salah from causing trouble when the two sides face off in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Okoye, who is a player for Watford but currently on loan at Sparta Rotterdam, believes the Super Eagles can stop Salah from shining.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..