'We are tired of empty promises' - Super Eagles to NFF

The Super Eagles are demanding their match bonuses for the Zambia match

The Eagles threatened not to not head to the airport for the flight to Zambia 

Capital Oil boss Ifeanyi Ubah had to be called by the NFF to speak to the players

Super Eagles

The Super Eagles reportedly clashed with members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over match bonuses ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifier in Zambia on Sunday, October 9.

It was gathered that the players confronted some NFF officials over their unpaid monies and match bonuses on Friday, October 7.

The players were promised they will be paid before departure to Zambia after paying for their flight tickets to the country. Reports say the players threatened they will not head to the airport for the flight to Zambia unless they are paid.

The NFF had to call on billionaire oil magnate and owner of premier league club, Ifeanyi Ubah, to pacify the Eagles at the team’s Abuja hotel.

“We are tired of empty promises,” one of the players was reported as saying by Africanfootball.com.

“It is promises after promises and after that nothing!”

Earlier, NFF president Amaju Pinnick accompanied by technical committee chairman Chris Green addressed the team at their hotel, promising the Eagles they will be paid some of their monies before their departure.

The Eagles have not been paid a bonus for their last three matches and there are also outstanding flight ticket refunds.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has decided to come to the rescue of the NFF with Sports MInister Solomon Dalung claiming President Muhammadu Buhari has released funds for the clash.

Also, a former NFF marketing director insists the NFF have the funds to pay for their immediate expenses.

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