Friday, 14 June 2013

Super Eagles Bonus Money Crisis Resolved, the Team Will Fly to Brazil on Saturday



Super Eagles Bonus Money Crisis Resolved, the Team Will Fly to Brazil on SaturdayThe bonus row between the Super Eagles players and the Nigeria Football Federation has been amicably resolved after both parties agreed to bury the hatchet and let sleeping dogs lie till after the Confederations Cup hostilities.
An elated Team Secretary, Dayo Eenbi Achor said late Thursday that what happened was a 'mild misunderstanding' that has since been resolved and the team will now fly out to Brazil on Saturday morning.
The team was originally meant to have left Namibia for South Africa from where they were to board a flight on Thursday, but the trip was called off after the players protested the $2,500 given them for the 1-1 draw with the Brave Warriors.
NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari has already said the players have a right to demand for higher bonuses but the federation is compelled to work within the budget at its disposal.
He noted that at the moment the reason for the bonus row was as a result of funds paucity.
“And the Chairman of the National Sports Commission and Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdulahi has given us his words that all will be well financially in the coming days and that is why we have appealed to the players to understand the situation."
Also speaking on the situation, Sports Marketer, Mike Itemuagbor, called on the Federal government to intervene in the financial situation facing the football federation.
“When some backroom staff were laid off it was like a joke, now players are revolting, we must save the NFF and Nigeria from this embarrassment because football is capital intensive but it’s a major image booster for all big nations and the government must take it serious."
The Super Eagles will now have an official training on Sunday ahead of its game against Tahiti on Monday in the Confederations Cup.
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