AFCON U-20: Most Of The Flying Eagles Players Paid At Least N2,000,000 For A Spot – Source Reveals

Just when the celebration for the Bronze medals won by the Flying Eagles of Nigeria at the ongoing AFCON U-20 tournament in Egypt was about to begin, a shocking revelation was made.

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Friday afternoon walloped Tunisia U-20 to achieve a podium finish at the CAF competition.

And just when everybody was about going wild in celebration, a disturbing revelation was made.

It was revealed that the team selection wasn’t hundred percent on merit as claimed by Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso.

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Bosso in one of his interviews, claimed his team selection was solely on merit. And sometime before the tournament, he openly rebuffed a speculation that he had accepted a €100,000 bribe from a football agent.

According to Bosso, his job puts national interest first. And as such, will and did not take any bribe from agents.

However, a source who do not want his name in prints, has opened up on what happened behind close doors.

Some AFCON U-20 Flying Eagles Paid N2M Bribe:

“First of all, let me Congratulate the Flying Eagles boys for making us proud. It’s not easy to play and win a medal in such a tough competition,” he told NPFL Updates correspondent Friday evening.

“Some of these boys that played at the AFCON had to pay their way into the squad. Most of the players paid as much as N2,000,000(Two Million Naira) each. It’s a shame that Nigeria still collect bribe from grassroot players.”

He added that such decision by officials affected the performances of the players very well.

“One would wonder why the team which always score goals in training matches, struggled in front of goal on match-days. Most of the key players were sent packing citing age discrepancies and injuries. I can you, that’s a lie,” he continued.

“This way we cannot grow, some of the affected players has even vowed not to play for Nigeria again. Even when presented with another opportunity,” he added.

This is not the first time Nigerian coaches and persons in the NFF will be accused of collecting bribe.

These officials collect bribe from players in exchange for a spot in the national teams.

Few years ago, former international, Chinedu Obasi, revealed he was asked to pay bribe for a spot in Super Eagles.

According to Obasi, talent and his form alone can not get him into the Super Eagles squad for World Cup. Meanwhile, Obasi was in top form at that time, scoring goals for his German club Schalke 04.

3 thoughts on “AFCON U-20: Most Of The Flying Eagles Players Paid At Least N2,000,000 For A Spot – Source Reveals

  1. One of what is killing footballing in our country exposed! NFF the ball is your court to take necessary action! This matter must be properly investigated and the culprits brought to book!

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