There may be grumblings in the camp of the Flying Eagles over
match bonuses and allowances, but officials have insisted that the players are
only pre-occupied with beating fellow West Africans Senegal tomorrow to qualify
for the last-eight of the U20 World Cup.
Kick-off at Lodz will be 7.30pm tomorrow.
The Nigeria U20s have not received any bonus or camp allowances despite
reaching the knockout rounds of the World Cup in Poland.
“If they lose 10-0 to Senegal, I will not blame the team, but I
will blame the NFF,” a source close to the team informed SCORENigeria
“I don’t know how a team who have been in camp for 21 days in
Germany and nine days in Poland, have gone without a dime and are still
expected to perform wonders.
“They cannot continue to keep quiet inside a drowning boat.”
SCORENigeria learnt that the players who were dropped in Germany
were sent off with only $100 each and their flight tickets.
“The only thing on the players’ mind is the game against
Senegal,” maintained team spokesman Andrew Randa.
The Flying Eagles have been affected by the policy of the
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not to pay age-group teams bonuses because of
the poor finances of the federation.