Eagles did not agree N1 million bonus – Siasia

By Daily Sports on December 30, 2016

Views: 1,626

Samson Siasia, head coach at the time the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) claimed they met with the Super Eagles and it was agreed the win bonus for a home win was pegged at a million Naira, has denied there was such an agreement.

In an official press statement Wednesday signed by spokesman, Ademola Olajire and quoting Eagles team administrator, Dayo Enebi, the NFF claimed officials as well as captain and vice-captain were at a meeting in Kaduna in March when it was agreed the players will be paid a million Naira each for a home win.

But Siasia has now rubbished such a claim.

“I don’t know anything about one million (Naira),” Siasia opened up when contacted on Thursday.

“The agreement was that they will pay the equivalent of dollars at the bank rate, official rate. I don’t know about anything else.”

He was further questioned – The agreement they had with you was they will pay with current bank rate and there was no time that the players will be paid a million Naira each for a home win?

“No, no, no,” he replied.

Several other officials equally denied any agreement that the players be paid a million Naira each for a Super Eagles home win.

They were to be paid $5,000 for a home win at the official Naira rate the time the match was played.

Further investigations revealed that at the time of the AFCON double-header qualifiers against Egypt, the official bank rate to the USD was around 200 Naira and that explained why they were paid 500,000 Naira each for the home draw with Egypt ($2500 x 200).

The Eagles were paid a million Naira each, being the same rate, when they beat Tanzania in an AFCON in September, that was even when the Naira had seriously depreciated even at bank rate.

The players therefore ought to receive far more for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Uyo in November because the Naira had depreciated against the dollar and the official rate was between 310 and 315 Naira. (NAN)

•Photo shows Samson Siasia

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 30, 2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
NWFL supremo Aisha Falode reveals plans to restructure...

Wayde van Niekerk storms to 400m gold in...

Afrobasket camping for women opens Monday

Utaka nears Ismaily return

I’m '80% sure to renew El Kanemi deal­...

Late injury knocks legendary Egyptian goalkeeper El-Hadary out...

 

Latest News Train crushes Team Nigeria boxer in Lagos I nearly quit playing for Nigeria after death threats — Odion Ighalo Mayweather says ready to fight Nurmagomedov Bet9ja football tournament: BJ, Rockets lock horns in final Okumagba thumbs up Eagles, Technical Crew, NFF on win over Libya •Says there’s still room for improvement WINNER: Pascal Durugbor scores hat trick for Vaxjo to lift Hyundai Cup in Sweden Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Rasheedat Ajibade, Desire Oparanozie invited for Africa Women Cup of Nations Even Lionel Messi would struggle at Manchester United — Paul Scholes Real Madrid protest against Girona-Barca game being played in US Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez signs ‘most lucrative’ deal with sports service DAZN Warriors celebrate NBA title with reversible rings featuring diamonds

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,419 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,510 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,281 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,392 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,684 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,282 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,649 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (32,475 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,359 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,552 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,632 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,823 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (265) Basketball (125) Boxing (515) Columnists (342) Euro Soccer Update (3326) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (44) Golf (67) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4352) NPL Glo Premier League (957) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (461)

 

 

Classic games

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media