Shola’s Manager To Get Four Months Wages He Is Owed
Shola Ameobi is still dreaming of Brazil this summer and his chances have marginally improved, as at least the Nigerian squad are going to travel, after the government stepped in to pay team manager Stephen Keshi and his coaching staff the outstanding wages they were owed by the NFF (Nigerian Football Federation).
Keshi and his coaches have been promised that they will get the four months of wages that are owed, plus another three months up front to cover up to the end of the World Cup and ensure the management and squad travel.
This kind of strife has been a repetitive feature of Nigerian football with the squad initially refusing to travel to the Confederations Cup in Brazil last year until relevant payments were made.
At one point last year the National Manager/Coaches were owed up to seven months salary and now the NFF have given as the reasoning for paying up front three months wages, a chance for the squad to focus on world cup preparations without ‘distraction’.
With this kind of chaos surrounding the Nigerian squad, it must be a bit of a home from home for Shola Ameobi…
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