At least ten players of the Nigeria U-20 team that failed to qualify for next year Africa Youth Championship have cried out to Owngoalnigeria.com over unpaid bonuses due to them.
The team made which consists mostly of players from the victorious U-17 team of 2015, were stopped in their tracks by Sudan on a 4-3 aggregate score after losing 3-2 at home in the final leg of qualifiers.
However players of the team informed Owngoalnigeria.com that they were promised they would be paid their entitlements after the game against Sudan, but since their ouster they have not been contacted.
” We had a meeting with members of the NFF, a day to our final qualifiers against Sudan, only after we threatened not to honour the game. At the meeting we were told all our match and camping allowances will be settled after the game.
” After the game, which we lost, there have been no communication from the NFF, even though we believe they have received the money from the ministry of sports.
” The case of the Falcons is just like ours, we were not paid camp allowance, we didn’t get travelling allowance, for the three games we picked up points, we didn’t get a bonus, how is our case different”? asked a player of the team in a message sent to Owngoalnigeria.com