NFF slammed for converting cash gift to players allowance
The Super Eagles are mad at the Nigeria Football Federation for not living up to their promises where their players allowance is concerned.
The NFF has once again reportedly disappointed the Super Eagles by not paying them their bonus for winning the match against Tanzania last weekend.
Akwa Ibom Governor Emmanuel Odom, awarded the team N10 million after they defeated the Tafia stars of Tanzania by 1-0. The NFF in their wisdom, decided to pay the players the cash gift as their allowance and this has left the players furious at the Nigeria football governing body.
“I can tell you that the players did not find this funny. They expected that the Governor’s cash gift will not have anything with their camp allowances, which is $200-a-man a day,” a team source disclosed.
“The NFF need to live up their responsibilities rather than continue to depend on handouts.”
The World Cup qualifier against Zambia is only a few weeks away, the NFF will have work hard to make amends with players and also fix their financial situation in time for the crucial World Cup qualifier.
Cristiano Ronaldo resumes training at Santiago Bernabeu
While other players have gone to their prospective countries to feature in their World Cup qualifiers, best player in Europe, Cristiano Ronaldo, has returned to training after sustaining an injury in the Euro 2016 final, which Portugal won.
Ronaldo could not hide his delight at resuming training, after being away for two months, as he shared a few pictures on social media.
We could that the 31-year old, who is known to be on the top of his game where fitness is concerned, did not slip as he looked as fit as ever.
Though Ronaldo’s return date has not been revealed, we are guessing it will be pretty soon, given his impressive training.
Barcelona’s Iniesta close to full recovery
Barcelona veteran midfielder Andres Iniesta, has revealed he is happy with how his kneel has been healing, as he looks to regain full fitness soon.
The Barcelona star midfielder, sustained the injury, during the Super Cup final against Sevilla a few weeks ago.
Though the injury is a strained knee, the Spain international is optimistic about making a full recovery soon.
“Good. My knee is getting better and I hope that that will continue over the next few days.”
Even without the services of their star midfielder, the Catalans have sealed wins and will hope to continue in that form as they begin their Champions League campaign against Celtic this week.
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan
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