Eagles in fresh pay row, 'we're tired of empty promises'

Eagles in fresh pay row, 'we're tired of empty promises'

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Oct 08, 2016. 07:39

Super Eagles chaotic build-up for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia took a fresh twist Friday night after they again rowed with the NFF over their unpaid monies.

Despite promises they will be paid before departure to Zambia, they were not.

At a point the Eagles even threatened they will not head to the airport for the flight to Zambia unless they are paid.

The NFF leadership had to come down to the team’s Abuja hotel with billionaire oil magnate and owner of premier league club, Ifeanyi Ubah, to pacify the Eagles.

“We are tired of empty promises,” blasted one of the disgruntled players.

“It is promises after promises and after that nothing!”

Earlier this week, NFF president Amaju Pinnick accompanied by technical committee chairman Chris Green addressed the team at their hotel, promising the Eagles they will be paid some of their monies before their departure.

They have not been paid a bonus for their last three matches and there are also outstanding flight ticket refunds.


As long as African players are mostly managed by incompetent, corrupt administrators and insolvent bodies (Football Associations or Federations) African teams will continue to make appearances on the global stage and settle for quarter finals as possibly the best they can do --- if they are lucky that is. These bonus issues never seem to go away. Lessons are never learned as history is condemned to repeat itself. It seems the Olympics shameful circus is being played out time after time. Nigeria and Ghana are particularly afflicted with bonusitis, LOL. What a shame!

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