NFF Admits Owing Coaches And Players Salaries

Nigeria Football Federation NFF, admits owing some national team coaches and players salaries and allowances.

It’s no longer news that the NFF owe coaches and players salaries and match bonuses. But admitting to such speculations is better kept a secret.

Recall, npflupdates reported that NFF owed Super Falcons N17M WAFCON Bonus . At a point at the WAFCON in Morocco, the Super Falcons boycotted training to protest non-payment of allowances.

However, a recent statement by the NFF director of communications Ademola Olajire has admitted such speculations.

NFF explains coaches and players owed salaries and allowances
Augustine Egueavoen

According to the NFF’s top official, the Federation is “not proud” it is owing its employees. Also, he highlighted the Federation’s “huge financial” challenges.”

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But, assured that, it is working in all possible angles to ensure owed persons are paid, and on time too.

NFF explains coaches and players owed salaries and allowances

“The NFF has been facing huge financial challenges and there is an ongoing effort to resolve all the issues relating to unpaid wages,” Ademola Olajire, the NFF’s director of communications, told BBC Sport Africa, and was quoted by The PUNCH Nigeria.

“It is unfortunately not something to be proud of. And the new board of the federation is working hard to resolve the problems.”

Meanwhile, a senior Super Eagle, who did not want his name in prints, said, “We understand the financial situation affecting the NFF.

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“The new president recently spoke to the captain (Ahmed Musa) and other senior players about our outstanding bonuses.

“He has been speaking to some of the sponsors and sports ministry but we just hope that it will be sorted out as promised,” The PUNCH quoted him.

The likes of Augustine Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, Sunday Oliseh, Gernot Rohr and the late Stephen Keshi have all been owed salaries and allowances by the NFF.

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