By David Meshioye and Johnny Edward:
Completesportsnigeria.com has gathered from a camp source that the Super Eagles are yet to be paid their camp allowances and match bonuses.
However, another source revealed that the players have been ordered by the Nigeria Football Federation to open domiciliary accounts so that their money can be transfered to them wherever they are.
The players who were expected to get their outstanding bonuses after the win against Swaziland were told by the Nigerian Football Federation officials that their respective bank accounts will be credited afterwards as the NFF were joining the trend of operating a cashless policy.
“We’ve not been paid our bonuses but we’ve been assured that they will credit our account,” a player who pleaded anonymity revealed.
An NFF soirce told Completesportsnigeria.com that the body is determined to checkmate the risk inherent in carrying cash around and most importantly avoid some pitfalls in the past where money got missing or could not be accounted for.
NFF officials took time out on Tuesday night to to explain to the aggrieved players this new policy.
One player who pleaded anonimity fumed at the NFF’s failure to reveal this new policy prior to the match, saying the players deserve to be carried along with any decesion that directly affects them.
”They should have told us earlier,” the player fumed.
A team source told Completesportsnigeria.com that some of the players pleaded to be paid in cash, but the NFF insisted on the the cashless policy.