Former Super Eagles player and coach, Austin Eguavoen has joined Sunday Oliseh to lament about the failure of the Nigerian Football Federation to pay his salaries as well as other financial entitlement of athletes over the years.
Austin Eguavoen, an ex-Super Eagles player and coach, has revealed in an interview with Punch that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is yet to pay him his outstanding wages.
This is coming after the ex coach of the Nigeria’s senior football team, Sunday Oliseh took to Twitter to plead with the leadership of the NFF to pay his wages before his demise like the late Shuaibu Amodu.
Eguavoen was making comments concerning why Nigerian athletes do not have the country at heart when they represent the country. He puts it simply as lack of motivation.
The former Super Eagles manager hinted that lack of motivation resulting from delayed payment of financial entitlements, is one of the causes of poor performance of athletes in competitions.
The former coach said, “People have been talking of coaches being owed here and there. I’m also being owed, not by Pinnick Amaju’s board but by the past administration. But it’s still the Nigeria Football Federation.”
“I have called Amaju (Amaju Pinnick) several times, I have called Musa Amadu and he apologised, I have called everybody but nobody has said anything about it.”
“So, I’m not going to cry over it. Who would blame any Nigerian athlete who doesn’t give his best to the country? When you get hurt, you will be left to your fate.”
Currently, the NFF are seeking to appoint a new Super Eagles coach to manage the team to success. Many candidates have reportedly lined up for the job.
However, the Nigeria football body seems to have its eyes set on getting the service of Frenchman, Paul Le Guen.