Following the N10million cash gift from the Akwa Ibom State Government to the Super Eagles for their win over Tanzania, the Nigeria Football Federation and the players are at war over the largess.
The reward came on the heels of the fact that the NFF was unable to pay match bonuses to the players for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers game against Tanzania on Saturday 3rd September.
The Super Eagles players are enraged with the Federation who have converted the cash reward of N10m to camp allowances due the team. Expressing shock that the cash will be used for something other than a gift from the Akwa Ibom State Government.
“I can tell you that the players did not find this funny. They expected that the Governor’s cash gift will not have anything to do with their camp allowances, which is $200-a-man a day,” a source told Vanguard.
According to sources close to the team, the players were informed that they won’t be getting any bonuses for the games due to unavailability of funds to the Sports Ministry.