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NFF VP Averts Flying Eagles Strike, Bails Team Out With #5million Naira

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria won’t embark on strike thanks to the
timely intervention of the Vice President of the Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF) Seyi Akinwumi who gave the cash strapped team a gift of 5 million Naira ($17,000).

Since the start of qualifiers for next year Africa Youth championship, the Nigeria Under-20s are yet to be paid their match bonuses, camping and travelling allowances despite winning all the matches played so far.

The appalling situation lead to a planned strike action ahead of their Saturday game against Sudan, the reverse tie of their 2-1 win in Omdurman forth night ago which is scheduled to take place in Lagos.

Barrister Akinwumi’s financial gift has however calmed the situation in the camp as the players who have been persuaded not to go on strike by head coach Emmanuel Amuneke on two other occasion agreed to call off their threat.

In his response, the coach thanked the Vice President of the NFF but called on the football body to treat the issue of players welfare with more seriousness as it could lead to an embarrassment for
the nation if not checked.

Reports however had it that the coach and his backroom staff are yet to be paid any form of salary since they were officially appointed as coaches of the U-20s eight months ago.

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