Protest over unpaid entitlement: NFF begs flying Eagles players

June 4, 2019
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The Nigeria football Federation (NFF) has resulted to begging with a view to quelling massive protest in Flying Eagles camp over unpaid allowances.

The Flying Eagles who crashed out of  the FIFA Under 20 World cup in Poland on Monday following a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Senegal in the round of 16, flagged off protest, insisting on getting their allowances before leaving Poland.

The stand of the boys is not unconnected with fears that when they return to the country the money due to them will enter “voicemail” or become a case of ‘come today come tomorrow’

With the failure of officials in Poland to placate the boys General Secretary of the Federation Mohammed Sanusi placed a call to the team on Tuesday pleading for an end to what has now become a national embarrassment which reportedly has also hit the headlines of some foreign media that Nigerian players are bent on getting their money before going home.

Sanusi we understand told the boys to end the protest promising that the needful will be done as soon as they return.

“The boys should come back home and they will be paid. They should first come back home and not disgrace us., “he begged

He further told the foreign-based players to make available to the team secretary their bank details as well as a letter of consent” he was quoted as saying by Scorenigeria

The players are said to have revealed that they are owed $5,000 about (N1.5million) each for qualifying for the knock out stage as well as training allowance.

The team original billed to have left Poland 3am on Tuesday for Nigeria forced FIFA to re-arrange their program which indicates that they may not be home till Thursday or there about if they eventually decide to end the protest.

Protest has in recent times been used by players to get their entitlement from the Glass House who have equally been accused of constantly dragging the nation’s image to the gutters with shoddy plans over player’s payment.

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