President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has promised that the Federation is doing everything possible to pay the Super Eagles and their coaches their bonuses and allowances.
The players are yet to receive bonuses for the just concluded African Cup of Nations qualifiers, while the Gernot Rohr-led technical crew are also owed seven-month salaries.
In an interview, with Arise TV, Pinnick reiterated his commitment to clearing all that is owed.
“We are not proud to say we are owing, but there are some circumstances in few years that made us not to meet our obligations, but thankfully the players understand that we are always there for them since we came on.
“We gave them all the luxury, especially when they are traveling for games.
“They travel with chatter flights and I can tell you that any country they go to they stay in the best hotel.
“In Austria for example, all our key players are there, the ones who are not there called me, I spoke with Chukwueze two days before his surgery and regretted not being with the team.
“We didn’t say we aren’t going to pay, but what is happening now is what we never dreamt of.
“When I became the NFF president, the dream was to make the Federation independent, because the government has a lot of challenges and fair play to government, they have done the right thing, because we need to be safe and secured before we can play football.
“The salaries of the coaches are supposed to be paid by our major sponsor ( Aiteo), but they have challenges, due to the pandemic and others.”
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