Lusciuto (left) with Eagles coach Oliseh
Sunday Feb 21, 2016. 12:07
Ailing Eagles coach Jean Francois Lusciuto has begged to be paid at least part of what the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) owe him in salaries for him to proceed to Belgium for further treatment after his surgery in South Africa last month.
It was specially gathered that the Belgian coach is owed five months’ pay, which totals 10 million Naira at two million Naira a month.
“The whiteman is really down - his stomach problem, which needed surgery in South Africa, has persisted and he now wants to fly to Belgium for better treatment,” a top official disclosed.
“He has said he only needs his salary for a month to do that and he has written several mails to the NFF, but sadly he has not received any reply.”
Incidentally, Lusciuto was left stranded in Lagos when the Super Eagles returned from the 2016 CHAN in Rwanda and he had to find his way back to his base in Togo, where he lives with his wife.
Three-time African champions Nigeria face crunch AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Egypt next month and they could be in danger of missing out on two straight AFCONS within two years.