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AFCON 2019: S/Eagles players protest in Egypt over unpaid allowance

Valentine Chinyem

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Super Eagles of Nigeria football players participating in the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Egypt, in the early hours of today, held a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, over non-payment of their camp allowance and bonuses.

In liue of this, the national team coach, Gernot Rohr, and the team’s Assistant Captain, Ahmed Musa, missed the pre-match conference organised by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, on Tuesday, ahead of their encounter with Guinea.

Sources at the camp further revealed that the players decided to act fast, to avoid suffering the same fate as their female counterpart, the Super Falcons, who were knocked out by the German female national team, at the ongoing Women World Cup in France.

More so, recall that the Flying Eagles of Nigeria, also staged a sit in protest after they were knocked out of the U20 World Cup in Poland for similar reason.

Nigeria takes on Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday at 3:30pm.

A victory against Guinea will ensure their qualification to the knockout stages, after picking three points against Burundi last Saturday in the group opener.