We’re Broke – Pinnick
Super Eagles players understand they will have to wait to be paid outstanding bonuses as the football federation’s financial issues continue.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wants to avoid a dispute ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 9.
The NFF insists payments will be made when government releases its funding.
The NFF, who receive direct funding from government, are in dire straits as Nigeria last month slipped into recession for the first time in more than a decade.According to Vanguard, NFF president Amaju Pinnick had taken to Youtube to explain that the issue of unpaid wages is a very unfortunate piece of timing. He said
“I believe that if you work you should earn your dues, but the current economic situation has put us in a very precarious situation in terms of funding,” he said. “It’s not just Nigeria but a global recession and it’s very difficult to fulfil all our financial obligations because the government is struggling.”