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Musa: NFF Yet To Offset Eagles’ Two-Match Allowances

Musa: NFF Yet To Offset Eagles’ Two-Match Allowances

Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa has disclosed that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are yet to offset the two-match allowances they owe the team ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Musa made this known on Tuesday in a press conference in Abuja, where he stated that the entire squad will have a meeting with the Federation to deliberate on how to stick with a plan.


The former Leicester City star, who was part of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 AFCON title, also revealed that the team is prepared to make the nation proud in Cameroon.

“We are owed two games allowances by the NFF and we will be having a meeting when every player is in camp.

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“The coaches, officials of the NFF and representatives of the players will meet to discuss, so we can stick with a plan.

“We have been together for a while now and we are ready for this tournament.”


Recall that Nigeria is pitted in Group D alongside Egypt, Guinea-Bissau and Sudan. Thy will commence their campaign against the Pharaohs on January 11.

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  • Michel 2 weeks ago

    Musa leave this ur money matter now,don’t bring any money issue,u know that Nigeria is a country that can’t change with corruption,if u can’t play ,u can simply retire and allow people that are ready to represent their country for free.we are still battling with indisciplined players like Collins that has refused to report to camp even when German league is on break.a player who should not be in d squad in d first place,forced on us by the failed coach rohr,now wants to distabilise the team at all cost, Musa is now talking about money,plz after this tournament we need to filter this team and remove some bad infuence in the team

    • Golden Child 2 weeks ago

      @Michel, hmmm…”represent their country for free”. Whilst i agree this is not the right time to be discussing about money one the eve of a tourney but they need to be paid for their work. Why do we always expect players to work for free when we will not work for free. We do not tell the NFF staff to work for free because they are serving the nation. Does the President, Governors, House of Assembly members work for free? NFF should pay up.

    • Obong_Ben 2 weeks ago

      @Michel u need to realize that Musa d captain of the team. If this is comong up it is because some of his team mates are raising eyebrows nd whispering it amongst themselves. It’s different when on black nd white it is stated that representing ur Country will be at no cost. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

      I think Musa spoke well. He has not said they should be paid now now or something, the representatives all hv to now meet and give the players whom they owe the necessary assurance going forward.

      Even u that is spewing dis now, am sure u wouldn’t want to allow ur hardwork put in with regards to what u do, in agreement to be unrewarded. And more so when u believe that the person owing u has the means to pay up irrespective of whether money is much in ur bank account or not.

      Your sweat is ur bargaining chip and if there is an agreed reward for it then believe me ur blood go dey boil if u r being owed.

      • Michel 2 weeks ago

        Apart from ejuke, onyekwuru,Dennis,and the foreign born players,the rest were made by the super eagles of Nigeria,let’s use Musa for instance,he was a no body at Kano pillers till he was called to represent Nigeria at under 20,from there super eagles and the rest is history,same thing for osimehn and co,is it now bad for them to at least for now,forget about the issue of 5000 dollars which means nothin to them and concentrate,mbapoe usually donates his bonuses to charity,we have seen African players that hired chattered flights for thier team mates,etoo bought wrist watch for all his teammates just to motivate them,our winning bonus is just 5000,and that’s what Musa wants to bring up.

        • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

          Please sir, how many times have you forfeited your own salaries, because your employer made you by giving you a job, hence no need to get paid for your services at the end of the month.

          Or do the NFF/Sport Ministry not include things like match bonuses of players in their annual budgets submitted and approved by the presidency…? If the do, why should they withhold it from the players they budgeted it for…? Do the NFF/Sports ministry official not get paid their own bonuses, allowances and salaries as and when due…?

          It is the players that should work for free because Nigeria “made them”.

          You can lead the way by starting to working for free because Nigeria made her green passport available to you…..LMAOOOOO

  • Gabriel Nayo 2 weeks ago

    NFF should pay whatever allowance due to the players. We are already time constrained so where is the time for meeting again, Musa?

  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    Paying this guys is a matter of principle. Failure to pay them sends a message that they are not appreciated.
    In his interview on this subject on Youtube, Balogun was visibly upset. It’s likely that most of the players feel the same way. They are just not as vocal as Balogun.
    Musa who is known for being selfless and non-combative, is now forced to speak the mind of the players as their captain.
    Let’s hope BEGGY BEGGY NFF will do the needful and stop this show of shame.

  • They have started again……NFF are you not ashamed of yourself?……In Europe FA don’t owe match bonuses and everything is done professionally……The most annoying thing there is that this funds are not even coming from the NFF pocket but from sponsorship and endorsement…….They still corner the Money and play the “nff is broke” card…….This nonsense must stop ASAP because we are only disgracing ourselves to the international community.

  • William d conqueror 2 weeks ago

    What is amaju picnic take on this? You don’t have money for players you went and appoint a foreign coach? Where will you get money to pay him? All this stinks massive corruption. That is why amaju was desperate to appoint a foreign coach. Amaju picnic is the worst nff president in history.

  • This Micheal why are you talking with bitterness in your heart? So until they kill themselves on empty stomach before you know they are patriotic Nigerians? As for Collins invitation your world class coach could have dropped him from the squad after all he was the one who released the final 28 list where some other players outside the initial 40 man list made the squad. The earlier you get over Rohr matter the better, especially now your ” own” is at the helm of things.

  • This Micheal why are you talking with bitterness in your heart? So until they kill themselves on empty stomach before you know they are patriotic Nigerians? As for Collins invitation your world class coach could have dropped him from the squad after all he was the one who released the final 28 list where some other players outside the initial 40 man list made the squad. The earlier you get over Rohr matter the better, especially now your ” own” whom you so much crave for is at the helm of things.

  • Dr. Drey 2 weeks ago

    Hehehehe….NFF has been owing the SE “two match bonuses” for the past 2 years….LMAOoooo….every time its always “two match bonuses”. Na just 2 match bonuses make the players wan go on strike before AFCON qualifier away to Benin. Na only 2 match bonuses make Balogun para for global media space the way he para the last time.

    Thank God for the likes of globally accomplished journalists like Osasu Obayiuwana who do not depend on the NFF for survival. They are the ones that often eventually blow into the open all the NFF tries to cover up.

    NFF pay these boys ALL THAT YOU OWE THEM.

    PAY THEM…..!!!! To whom much is given only should much be expected. PAY THEM….!!!

  • pompei 2 weeks ago

    It’s funny and sad at the same time that our NFF is not financially self sufficient.
    The NFF is sitting on top of one of the largest football markets on earth, Nigeria.
    Nigerians are crazy about football. It’s the nation’s number one sport.
    Yet the NFF is unable to profit from this situation!
    The other day, when I compared the current NFF leadership to chefs in a carpentry workshop, someone got miffed and rained abuses and threats on me.
    If we had a competent NFF, Nigerian football should be a multi-million dollar workspace. The NFF should be generating massive amounts of revenue from Nigerian football alone. Any revenues coming from participating in FIFA and CAF tournaments should be just a bonus.
    Yet, the reality on ground is that this NFF is like the proverbial man that lives by the river, and has no water to wash his hands. Since they lack the knowledge and competence to profitably run football, BEGGY BEGGY NFF has no choice but to pathetically go pan in hand, begging for alms from the federal government, corporate bodies and other sponsors. Executive panhandling.
    Now, they are begging the federal government for 15 billion naira, to fund the Super Eagles’ Afcon and world cup campaigns. The Super Falcons, and the juniour teams are all there as well. Is it beggy beggy funds that will be used to run these teams also?
    The next NFF president needs to clearly outline how he or she will go about generating revenues for the Glass House. During the pr-election campaigns, this should be one of the major discussion points. Anyone who has no clue on how to monetize Nigerian football has no business in the NFF.

  • I thought they owing them for close to 10match bonuses as per how people make us believe here, so it’s just two match bonuses? That’s not too bad in all honesty considering how we make this NFF look sometime, haven’t said that, NFF pls and pls pay them there dues, payment issue is the last thing we wanna hear this period or better still reach a concrete compromise /agreement with the players, they will understand.
    So Mr Roberto Carlos Collins still not in camp, that’s weird considering he usually one of the first set of player to report to camp, well he might probably standing loyal to his god father Rorh and decide not to honour call up, I will say we actually don’t need him, Aina and Zaidu…left back, Ebuehi and Awazien…right back, Ekong, Omeruo, Ajayi and Nda…center backs, so we still have 8 defenders so each have backup.

  • Josiah Ayotunde 2 weeks ago

    Why are BEGGY BEGGY NFF like this? Dem no dey shame?

  • Honestly 2 weeks ago

    This particular embarrassing and unfortunate incident always rears it’s ugly head at the start of almost every major international engagement. When shall we ever learn? Who did this to us? Who did this to Nigeria?