NFF : CBN Delaying The Payment Of Super Eagles Entitlements For The AFCON

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The Nigeria Football Federation NFF, opens  up on why the Super Eagles are yet to receive their monetary entitlements for the 2023 AFCON reports.

The NFF has excused itself from rumours that they’re in possession of and is yet to pay the Super Eagles of Nigeria their entitlements.

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

The Super Eagles are participating in the ongoing 2023 AFCON, and will come up against the Black Antelopes of Angola this Friday in a quarter-final bout.

According to sources in the team’s camp in Abidjan, the players are being owed match bonuses despite the Federal Government’s announcement of a N12.5 billion fund for the campaign and other outstanding issues.

Recall the NFF announced before the competition that it would pay each player(at the AFCON) a win bonus of $5,000, $2,500 for a draw and a daily camp allowance of $200.

However, the federation per the sources has only managed to settle the camp allowances starting from the team’s camping in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and some daily allowances in Cote d’Ivoire.

As at the time of the report by Guardian  no official, including some members of the technical team, has received any allowance. And this can be traced to the CBN’s delay in releasing the fund.

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Meanwhile, an NFF official said the federation has pleaded with Sports Minister, Senator John Owan Enoh, to intervene before the players become restless over the issue, as there’s a peaceful coexistence between the federation and the players.

NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau

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“This NFF board is trying to build a good relationship with the players based on trust and we believe paying them their entitlements when due will help in cementing this relationship. That is why we are worried that the CBN is delaying the release of the money,” the official said.

The Super Eagles are on course to winning a fourth AFCON title.

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