Super Eagles suspend plan to boycott training over bonus

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Super Eagles players have put in abeyance their plan to boycott training over unpaid bonuses at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following last-minute pleas by the country’s football officials.

According to AFP, the team finally agreed to train in Alexandria, 30 minutes after schedule, after the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) promised to pay a win bonus from their 1-0 victory over Burundi on Saturday, by the end of the week.

The report said the bonuses were expected to be paid by the NFF after Saturday’s game ended in which the Eagles defeated Burundi by one goal, the failure culminating in the official boycotting the pre-match conference.

“The matter has been resolved. The NFF received part of the money meant for the tournament today and is in the process of converting it to dollars to pay the players and officials.

“The only money they’re owed is the win-bonus for the Burundi match” AFP quoted NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire as saying.

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