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Eagles snub training over low conversion rates of match allowance

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Nigeria National Soccer Team, Super Eagles have refused to train due to some discrepancies over their owed allowance.

Recall that each of the players is to receive a sum of $10,000 following their victory against Burundi in their first match of the AFCON tournament currently being held in Egypt.

Sharing the news, a Nigerian BBC Sports journalist, Sulaimon Folarin explained that the players had been lamenting on how exchange rates would devalue the bonus they were promised, and since nothing was done to rectify it, they decided to go on strike and not train ahead of their next match.

Although, the Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has explained to newsmen before now that the bonuses were available and had been converted to Naira value.

Eagles snub training over low conversion rates of match allowance

The disagreement arose after the players complained that the official conversion rate which had been applied, was lower than the open market rate.

Just some days back, the Super Falcons refused to leave their hotel rooms as well due to complaints about the delay in paying their bonuses.
See the Sports journalist’s tweet below.

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