Musa Speaks On Super Eagles Crisis In Camp Ahead Of Madagascar Clash

Musa Speaks On Super Eagles Crisis In Camp Ahead Of Madagascar Clash

Ahmed Musa has spoken openly on reports of the Super Eagles not being pleased with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over bonuses.

Before the team’s game against Guinea, rumours emerged of the players ignoring their post-match press conference and entering a meeting to discuss their bonuses.

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However, there are reports that those demands have been met partly.

Speaking about the issue in his press conference on Saturday, the Super Eagles assistant captain said, “For me, I know that we have some issues but we sit down, talk to ourselves and we don’t have to make that problem to be an issue in the camp.

“We proved ourselves in the last game. For saying that there is something coming up we don’t know, we just talk to ourselves that we have to keep on going, when the FA is ready, they are ready. The camp is very lively.”

On players’ commitment to the national team, the Saudi Arabia-based forward insisted, ”This is a funny question, I have never heard about this. The players in the Super Eagles are determined whether national team or in our club.

“This is our country, we have to fight for our country. We were in our country before moving to our clubs, we started back home. This is our fatherland, we have to work very hard.

“Even though we get injured, we know it is going to affect us in our clubs but we don’t have to think about any injury. When you think about an injury that’s when you get injured. Thank you.

“I think it’s not only in Nigeria. All Africa teams have the same issues each time we have tournaments. So, I think the government have to think about this.

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“It is not always we keep on embarrassing our countries in tournaments. It’s all over Africa, any time we go to tournaments you see some teams saying they are not coming because of money.”

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