Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have refused to leave their hotel in Poland over the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), The cable reports
The Nigerian team had fallen out of the Fifa U-20 World Cup tournament in Lodz on Monday.
Success Makanjuola’s goal at the 50th-minute had even made sense after Amadou Sagna and Niane, fellow African flagbearers from Senegal, had shot two goals up before half time in the round of 16.
The players who were expected to leave the hotel by 3am on Tuesday, they did not budge.
The Cable learned that a change in flight time was made for the team by the world football ruling body to 12pm, but the players are still adamant.
According to an inside source, who pleaded not to be mentioned, the players are insisting that they must be paid their winnings, draw bonuses and allowances before leaving for the airport.
Pleas made by Nigeria’s football officials including Pinnick Amaju, NFF president, fell on deaf ears.
Fifa’s deadline for eliminated teams to vacate their hotels has since expired, meaning that the team could be thrown out soon.
It was also gathered that Polish police have already beefed up security perhaps it becomes necessary to eject the Nigerian team out of the hotel.
Andrew Randa, media officer, who ought to have confirmed this development was not available for comments, at the time of filing this report.
Source: Naija News