Nigeria U19 Team Disgraced And Stranded By The NFF
Disgraced Nigeria U-19s stranded after NFF pays them N5,000 each
According to The Nation, several Nigeria U19 players were stranded in Abuja on return from the Suwon International Tournament in South Korea, after they were each paid N5,000 as transport fare back to their bases.
“Some of the players were stranded and had to send home for more money to add to the 5,000 Naira paid each of them before they could return home,”
a source informed.
The source also went on to say:
Team officials received N10,000. with head coach Manu Garba paid double that amount. The tournament organisers paid the NFF an appearance fee besides paying for their flight tickets and boarding in Korea.
The Nigeria U19s, made up by the core of the U17s who failed to qualify for next year’s U17 AFCON in Madagascar, lost all three matches – 8-1 to England, 1-0 to Iran and 3-0 to hosts Korea – to finish rock bottom of the competition.