Disparity Between Dollar And Naira Big Reason Super Eagles Are Yet To Be Paid Outstanding Allowances

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are yet to receive the full payment of outstanding allowances despite funds allocated by President Bola Tinubu; npflupdates.com reports.

The Super Eagles according to a publication by SCORENigeria are owed match bonuses and allowances from as far back as 2021.

The team are owed bonuses and allowances from as many as 29 games dating back to 2021. And this include 2022 FIFAWorld Cup qualifiers as well as other friendlies.

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Recall President Tinubu approved 12,000,000,000(Twelve Billion Naira) for the payment of outstanding allowances of various national teams.

Super Eagles outstanding bonuses not fully settled

Super Eagles charging towards a fourth AFCON title
Super Eagles during a training session

And a recent report shows that the players’ bonuses haven’t been sorted out; and this can be linked to the disparity between Dollar and Naira.

“The sports ministry has asked the FGN to make up this huge disparity and that is why 17 Billion Naira has now been approved to clear these outstanding bonuses and allowances.

“Hopefully, these outstanding monies will be cleared very soon,” SCORENigeria quoted it’s source.

The Super Eagles will return to world cup qualifier action against South Africa and Benin Republic in June. The three-time African champions will hope to pick up the ticket after missing out on the last edition in Qatar.

In another story, a football enthusiast Kabiru Yakasai, of Northern extraction in open letter that was seen by DailyTrust suggested a Super Eagles indigenous coach.

According to Kabiru, it’s the turn of the Northern Nigeria to produce the next coach; stressing that such decisions can bring fairness and equity.

“Since 1945 when the football federation was established, there have been 40 coaches (foreign and indigenous) that led the national team. It is sad to say that all the 12 indigenous coaches that oversaw the affairs of the Super Eagles came from the Southern part of the country, and not a single person was ever given an opportunity from the North either by chance or by accident, or even on merit,” Kabiru wrote.

Super Eagles interim coach Finidi George upbeat the team is positive.
Finidi George one of the candidates for the Super Eagles coaching job.

“The North was able to produce high profile coaches in the likes of Salisu Yusuf, Usman Abdallah, Abdul Maikaba and Babaganaru Mohammed. These coaches are all worthy enough to head the Super Eagles and are all capable of restoring our football’s pride to an international stage. Take Salisu Yusuf for example, he is a master tactician and understands the nitty-gritty of taking the Super Eagles to a greater height.

“Recall that the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF appointed the likes of late Stephen Keshi and Sunday Oliseh as Super Eagles head coaches and the same administration extended the same gesture to Augustine Eguavoen but could not do same to either Salisu Yusuf, Babaganaru Mohammed, Abdul Maikaba or Usman Abdallah,” he continued.

He added, “As Ibrahim Musa Gusau’s tenure as the NFF president continues, it is an opportunity to produce its first-ever Super Eagles head coach from the region after about 80 years of establishing the football body.

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Salisu Yusuf a candidate for the Super Eagles job.

“The Gusau administration needs to understand that zoning or rotating the head coach of the Super Eagles may not be a bad idea. In fact, it is for the benefit of all Nigerians and will further strengthen unity in the country as no region will feel shortchanged.

“The North is now ready to contribute its quarter to the national development Mr President is doing.”

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