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SPORT NEWS: Nigerian super eagles are yet to be paid for Afcon 2021

We have been waiting all what they will say is that they will pay us It’s five months and still counting some of the Super Eagles player are yet to receive their bonus and allowances since they exited the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, 

Four of the nigerian Super Eagles players, who pleaded anonymity reveal this on the award-winning WhatsApp platform, NSM media.

The players, said they are in contact with the secretariat of the Nigeria football federation through the team secretary, Dayo Enebi. 

also the players told NSM media that Enebi keeps telling them that the NFF has since sent the monies to the central bank for onward deposits into the player’s accounts of which none of the players has received the deposits after Tunisia dumped out the team of the Nations in the Garoua five months ago.

One of the players narrates their ordeal in trying to recover their allowances and bonuses : 

“After the loss to Tunisia in Garoua, the team secretary collected our account details and assured us that our match bonuses and allowances will be paid directly into our accounts. 

” That has always been the practice so it wasn’t strange to any of us. It is five months since AFCON and we are yet to get any alert.” 

” We have made frantic efforts to know where our money is and all they keep telling us is that the money will be paid soon.” 

“We don’t know when that will be and our patience is waning.”

” That is because we are beginning to suspect foul play since most of our colleagues have received their full entitlements”

“We have decided at this point to petition the honourable minister of youth and sports Sunday Dare on this matter because it is now obvious that someone is sitting on our money”, another player added. 

Nigeria won all group hree matches played at the competition convincingly but lost out in the round of 16 unexpectedly to Tunisia.