It was another disappointing experience for members of Nigeria’s National team, following a N10million gift from the Akwa Ibom State Government, which was reportedly converted to pay for their camp allowances.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who are currently in financial crisis, had reportedly made it clear there would be no win bonus for the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Tanzania. The NFF only assure players based in Europe a refund of their return tickets.
However, after Governor Emmanuel Udom rewarded the team with N10million, top NFF officials intercepted the money and used it to cover camp allowances.
“I can tell you that the players did not find this funny. They expected that the Governor’s cash gift will not have anything with their camp allowances, which is $200-a-man a day,” a team source disclosed.
“The NFF need to live up their responsibilities rather than continue to depend on handouts.”