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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles get outstanding allowances, bonuses

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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles get outstanding allowances, bonuses

Sources claim Super Eagles players have been paid their outstanding bonuses and allowances ahead of today’s Group B clash against the Barea of Madagascar.

Correspondent Adejayan Gbenga Gsong had reported last week that the buildup to Wednesday’s clash with Guinea suffered a setback as a bonus row hogged the headlines, with players boycotting the pre-match conference and arriving late for training.

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However, they received their entitlements on Saturday, after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) granted the players’ wish of having the money in their accounts to cover their owed 22-day payments.

Also, the Super Eagles received bonuses for their wins over the Swallows of Burundi and the Syli Nationale of Guinea.

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Unpaid bonuses are not new in Nigerian football. First, the Nigeria U-20 team embarked on a sit-in protest and refused to leave Poland after their elimination from the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Recently, the Nigeria women’s senior national team – the Super Falcons, who were knocked out of the Women’s World Cup in France, refused to leave their hotel until all outstanding bonuses were paid – a claim the NFF denied, insisting Thomas Dennerby’s ladies were not owed.

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Nigeria face Madagascar at the Alexandria Stadium and would be hoping to grab their third consecutive win to finish as Group B winners. A draw will also confirm the Super Eagles’ top spot finish in the group.

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