‘We are tired of empty promises’ – Super Eagles to NFF
– The Super Eagles are demanding they be paid match bonuses for the Zambia match
– The Eagles threatened not to not head to the airport for the flight to Zambia
– Capital Oil boss Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah had to be called by the NFF to speak to the players
The Super Eagles reportedly clashed with members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over match bonuses ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Zambia.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr dishing out instructions to the players.
It was gathered that on Friday night after the players confronted the NFF over their unpaid monies and match bonuses.
The players were promises they will be paid before departure to Zambia after paying for their flight tickets to the country but they were not and at a point the Eagles threatened they will not head to the airport for the flight to Zambia unless they are paid.
The NFF had to call on billionaire oil magnate and owner of premier league club, Ifeanyi Ubah, to pacify the Eagles at the team’s Abuja hotel.
“We are tired of empty promises,” one of the players was reported as saying by Africanfootball.com.
“It is promises after promises and after that nothing!”
Earlier this week, NFF president Amaju Pinnick accompanied by technical committee chairman Chris Green addressed the team at their hotel, promising the Eagles they will be paid some of their monies before their departure.
They have not been paid a bonus for their last three matches and there are also outstanding flight ticket refunds.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has decided to come to the rescue of the NFF with Sports MInister Solomon Dalung claiming President Muhammadu Buhari has released funds for the clash.
Also, a former NFF marketing director insists
the NFF have the funds to pay for their immediate expenses .