According to Nigerian Pilot, members of the FIFA U-17 World Cup winning squad, the Golden Eaglets are still in shock after the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF handed them a ‘princely’ sum of N20,000 each before they dispersed in Abuja last Thursday.
One of the players allegedly said: “It’s surely not the best way to treat heroes. The money they gave us could not even fetch us flight tickets to take us home to see our loved ones.”
Another player said on phone yesterday: “I’ve heard about how badly players have been treated in the past. I didn’t think ours would come so soon. I am still, however, grateful to God we came home with the trophy. The victory has opened new doors of opportunity which we are already exploring.”
NFF had earlier warned European clubs to stay away from the boys so that they could concentrate, but if this development is true, that is definitely not going to happen.