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|Nigeria Settle Bonus Dispute by Adufaye(m): 8:34am On Jun 14, 2013|
Nigeria will play in the Confederations Cup in Brazil next
week after a dispute about bonus payments was settled.
The Super Eagles' first match in the tournament is on
Monday, but the players refused to leave their hotel in
Namibia and missed a scheduled flight.
But they will now fly to south
America in time for the game against
It is claimed the Nigerian players
were angry over unpaid bonus money
promised to them after they beat
Kenya 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier
The players wanted to be paid £6,370
($10,000) but the cash-strapped
Nigeria Football Foundation, who
have been forced to cut back on
backroom staff of the various national
The Nigerian players had then been
offered a bonus £1,590 ($2,500)
following their 1-1 draw in Namibia
in another World Cup qualifier on
Wednesday, but the players wanted
"Their officials all departed on an earlier flight, but the
players and technical staff are still in Namibia," said Namibia
Football Association general secretary Barry Rukoro.
Fifa Secretary-General Jerome Valcke told reporters in Brazil
that the world governing body believed the row to be solved.
"They will be in the plane on Saturday and will be at the
Confederations Cup - the problem is solved," Valcke told a
news conference in Rio de Janeiro.
Nigeria's first game takes place in Belo Horizonte against
Tahiti on 17 June, before playing Uruguay in Salvador on 20
June and then Spain in Fortaleza on 23 June.
|Re: Nigeria Settle Bonus Dispute by Sumbarkaya(m): 9:10am On Jun 14, 2013|
Good news, sounds better. Just hope the players are not distracted. Wishing them great success at tournament.
Mods, front page pleease.
|Re: Nigeria Settle Bonus Dispute by Adufaye(m): 12:40pm On Jun 14, 2013|
Sumbarkaya: Good news, sounds better. Just hope the players are not distracted. Wishing them great success at tournament.I pray so.........wishin dem all da best.....!
|Re: Nigeria Settle Bonus Dispute by Rossikk(m): 1:12pm On Jun 14, 2013|
But the disgrace lingers.....Shame on NFF.
|Re: Nigeria Settle Bonus Dispute by Adufaye(m): 1:53pm On Jun 14, 2013|
Rossikk: But the disgrace lingers.....Shame on NFF.shame no dy catch any naija pple na
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