Nigeria Strike Over Bonus – DailyGuide Network

Nigeria celebrating their win over Burundi

Nigeria’s
players are in dispute with the country’s football federation in the build-up
to their Africa Cup of Nations match against Guinea.

None of
the Super Eagles players has received allowances or a $10,000 bonus.

The Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF) is hoping to prevent a strike before the match in
Egypt on Wednesday.

“My
player [Ahmed Musa] couldn’t attend the press conference today because they
have a very important meeting,” Coach Gernot Rohr said.

“I
just hope the situation can be resolved so we can focus on what we have in
front of us.”

The squad
was an hour late for training yesterday and has not ruled out taking further
action.

The
financially stricken NFF, which receives its funding from the government, has
denied it was responsible for the delay in paying the players’ bonuses.

The BBC
understands that the team, which has been together since early June, had
received verbal assurances that they would be paid before the tournament kicked
off this month.

Pay rows have
often surrounded Nigerian teams, while players have boycotted training during
important qualifiers or at major tournaments over unpaid fees.

Their
2014 World Cup campaign was affected by a bonus row, with players boycotting
training before the last-16 fixture against France as they demanded their
bonuses and appearance fees.

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