Federation has denied claims that the Golden Eaglets received N20, 000 as transport allowance when the
team was decamped on Thursday. The football
body said the Amuneke-tutored team who won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile a week ago are yet
to receive some of their bonuses and
allowances because the federation is cash-strapped
the semi final and final matches of the World Cup have not been paid to the
Eaglets. There is no money to pay these bonuses and we can’t pay them for now. The
problem is that we can’t pay the money we don’t have. There was a rumour that
we gave the players N20,000 each as winning bonus. Where can we get the money?
It’s just a lie.
get enough money we will pay all the players. They have done this country proud
by winning the U-17 World Cup and we must appreciate them by paying any money
due to them,” NFF General Secretary,
Dr. Mohammed Sanusi explained.