U-23 AFCON Boycott: Sports Ministry Sets To Rescue Olympic Eagles In Egypt
By Amaechi Agbo
Following the demand of the Under-23 team for their unpaid bonuses and allowances, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development have swung into action immediately to find out why the funds earlier approved were being withheld, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development through the Minister, had before now approved the payment of all bonuses and allowances due to the Under-23 team.
But Bestchoicesports.com.ng exclusive report on Thursday revealedhttp://Anger, Gloom As Olympic Eagles Vow To Boycott U-23 AFCON Against Ivory Coast On Saturday that the players are yet to be paid their backlog of match bonuses and camp allowances including their four home and aways qualifiers against Libya and Sudan, consquently, the ministry acting to avert the impending danger.
A release from the ministry’s Media Office said that “Findings revealed that the Ministry of Finance is yet to release the money to the NFF for payment to the Olympic Eagles.
“The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development together with the Nigerian Football Federation are following up on the pending approved funds and assures that all payments will be made as soon as possible.”
Nigeria, defending champions of the tournament will take on Ivory Coast in Group B opener On Saturday.