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CHAN Eagles Players Disappointed After President Buhari’s ‘Handshake Reception’

CHAN Eagles Players Disappointed After President Buhari’s ‘Handshake Reception’

By Adeboye Amosu: Home-based Super Eagles players and their officials were left disappointed after no momentary reward was offered them following Wednesday’s presidential reception at the Nigeria’s seat of power, Aso Rock, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The players and their officials were finally hosted by the country’s number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday after several postponements.
The Home Eagles came second at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco in February after going down to a 4-0 defeat against the hosts in the final.
President Buhari also received the FIFA World  Cup trophy in Abuja on Wednesday and also hosted the Bobsled and Skeleton athletes who made history by becoming the first Nigerians to compete at the Winter Olympics.
The players who were expecting financial rewards from the President went home disappointed as they were only offered handshakes for their efforts at CHAN.
“Disappointed is an understatement, we were hoping to get something meaningful from the president for our performance at CHAN, but nothing came out,” a member of the team who spoke on the condition of anonymity told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“I wonder why they organised the reception in the first place when they knew the only thing they would give us is handshake.”
Another key member of the team also echoed his anger on the President’s handshake policy.
“To say we had to wait this long for the reception makes the whole thing very painful. You can also imagine us travelling from different parts of the country to Abuja and getting nothing in the end,” the player stated.
“We fought hard for the glory of this country in Morocco and deserve better than this.
“I can tell you we are all disappointed but we have decided to move on  from it.”
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  • VICTOR 4 years ago

    Meeeehn! I really feel sorry for the guys. Sorry guys.

  • Must they give u guys money always? They paid u guys full bonus when u drew ur first game against Rwanda, it was supposed to be half but they paid full bonus.

  • Stephen 4 years ago

    Were they not given Match Bonuses after each of the Matches they Played? Why the cry?

  • Hahahaha mr buharia na wa oooo,his son chartered a flight from London to abuja for millions of naira,but to motivate this guys is a trouble,why not giving that money to those guys,anyway guys go and cut ur hands to put them on ur walls for remembering greet Mr buharia,

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 4 years ago

    It would have been a disservice if any more kobo was given to these guys who embarrassed the whole Nation for their final match in Morocco(.4-0) If they had brought the CUP to Abuja, then the President would have filled it to the fullest. Try hard next time and take the Cup home then, it will be filled. Common sense.

  • Yes we know they messed up in the final but the least the federal government can do is give them a little money even if it’s like 1 or 2 thousand dollars each.

  • Buhaha is a shit hole

  • Supatemmy 4 years ago

    So Bros Bubu tell you he’s a football lover?
    ahbi you guys want him to probe you all for corruption?
    But sha,this people deserve to be rewarded.

  • I mean the players are hole shit

  • buhahaha is taking cows to Russia for grazing

  • buhahaha is taking cows to Russia for grazing in stadiums

  • Ayodele 4 years ago

    Y nw Obasanjo ave do it b4 nw y now

  • This is the best decision Mr B has taken since assuming office. CHAN guys, do you know how to make money? Win trophies.

    Try harder next time. Mr B would have sent the wrong message if he had parted with our hard earned money for having allowed yourself to be spanked by Morocco.

  • Bomboy 4 years ago

    If handshake was all he had to offer, he shouldn’t have waited this long! They had to travel from all over Nigeria to Abuja for a handshake. We have a c.o.w for a president.

  • Kpele!! Happy hand shake.

  • udovic 4 years ago

    Very very disappointing,take hrt guys dat is 9ja for u.