Some players of the Nigeria U-17 that failed to qualify for the Africa Youth Championship have revealed the harsh treatment they received in the hands of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), after their exit from the qualifiers for next year Africa Youth Championship.
The Nigerian team fell 2-3 on aggregate to their counterparts from Niger Republic after a controversial lost away in Niger. Although the players are set to retained by the NFF as they are the youngest they have however lament the poor way they were treated.
Their plea is for the football body to treat them a lot better than last time out, as they have reportedly been told that they will be called to camp after the Sallah holidays in Nigeria.
” We saw hell in camp prior to our game against Niger, we stayed at the FIFA Goal Project hostel that has no light, no water with mosquitoes everywhere” One of the players told Owngoalnigeria.com
” We were moved into an hotel few days to the game and after the game, we wash and wear our kit for the return leg. To our surprise we were asked to return everything including socks after the game.
” I also need you to know that we were not paid any form of allowance before and after the game. Some of us had to beg for transport money to go home because they didn’t give us any money”.