U23 AFCON: Solomon Dalung Offsets Dream Team’s N54m Nine-Month Wages

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports on Friday released the $226,000 worth 54 million naira, outstanding allowances and bonuses the Nigeria Football Federation is owing the national U-23 team.

The money was released in a reaction to the news that the boys were planning a showdown with the authority by boycotting the final tie against Algeria.

The release of the fund is coming after Nigeria’s qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the ongoing U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal.

The money was released in a reaction to the news that the boys were planning a showdown with the authority by boycotting the final tie against Algeria.

Nigeria played the semifinal against Senegal following appeals from well-meaning Nigerians and Coach Samson Siasia who begged the players to save their career.

To avert any embarrassment during the final, the Minister of Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, ordered the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Christian Ohaa, and the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut, to source for funds and settle the outstanding payments of all the qualifying matches.

The money was later remitted into the NFF account.

Meanwhile, Ohaa and Yakmut will lead the government delegation to the final match of the tournament on Saturday.

Dalung had said it was uninspiring not to pay the players their outstanding bonuses and allowances before the final, charging the players to go all out for victory.

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