Super Eagles Boycott Training In Protest Over Unpaid Bonus.
Nigeria’s preparation for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tie with Guinea suffered a minor setback, yesterday, as a bonus row took centre stage.
The Super Eagles complained about their unpaid bills. Their captain, Ahmed Musa, also failed to show up for Tuesday’s pre-match conference.
“The player showed solidarity and had to stay back for an important meeting,” said coach Rohr, when quizzed by the media.
Unpaid bonuses are not new in Nigerian football. First, it was the Nigeria U20 team who embarked on a sit-in protest and refused to leave Poland after their elimination from the Fifa U20 World Cup in Russia.
Recently, the Nigeria women’s senior national team, which was kicked out of the Women’s World Cup in France, declined to leave their hotel until all outstanding bonuses were paid.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is hoping to prevent a strike before the match in Egypt on Wednesday.