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Eagles Coaches To Get One-Month Pay

Posted: Dec 25, 2015 at 10:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Super Eagles coaches are expected to enjoy at least a happy New Year celebration after they were assured of a month’s pay.

The coaches are owed several months’ pay by the cash-strapped Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with the country’s sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung ordering the NFF to clear the backlog of salaries before the end of this year.

“We have sighted the transfer papers of our payment of a month’s salary, but we are yet to receive the alert to show the cash is in our accounts. We have been assured that latest by Monday we will get the alert,” one of the coaches disclosed.

Coach Sunday Oliseh is on N5million a month, while his assistants Salisu Yusuf and Jean Francois Luscuito earn N2 million each.

Meanwhile, Oliseh has yet to give his approval for the invitation of the Dream Team stars who won the just-ended African U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal, Oghenekaro Etebo and goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel to the Eagles training camp for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN), it has been gathered.

Etebo was top scorer at Senegal 2015 with five goals, while Enugu Rangers goalkeeper, Daniel also shone at the championship and they have subsequently been recommended for the country’s CHAN build-up following their recent exploits.

However, Oliseh has yet to sanction their call-up, insisting with working the 26 players he has invited for next month’s championship in Rwanda.

“It’s only Oliseh who will decide on the two U-23 stars and so far he has not done so,” a source informed.

Even though he is still in his sick bed in Belgium, Oliseh has constantly kept in touch with the Eagles training camp, dishing out daily training schedules and other relevant instructions.