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Super Eagles Players Protest Against Unpaid Allowances

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

There's a bit of a problem in Super Eagles' camp at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, with players refusing to attend the pre-match conference as they hold a meeting over unpaid wages.

Ahmed Musa was supposed to address the media alongside coach Gernot Rohr ahead of Nigeria's match against Guinea tomorrow but the Super Eagles vice-captain was absent from the presser as he was locked in an important meeting with the other players at their Helnan Palestine hotel base.

It is understood that the purpose of the meeting which was called by senior players of the team was to discuss the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Super Eagles Players Protest Against Unpaid Allowances

According to reports, the players are said to have run out of patience with the country's football administrators.

This latest protest is coming days after the Super Falcons, Nigeria's female national team held a sit-in protest, refusing to leave their France hotel base after they were knocked out of the World Cup by Germany.

Although the previous two protests by national teams were resolved, Nigerians are worried this present move by the team could have a negative effect on their game tomorrow.

The Super Eagles will square up tomorrow against the National Elephants of Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium at 3.30 pm in a game that could see Nigeria qualify for the Round of 16 if they can record another win after the 1-0 win over Burundi in their opening group game.