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Eagles Pay Dispute: I thought we had gone past this stage–Yobo


Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo had thought issues of a pay dispute between the national teams and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was a thing of the past.

Eagles Pay Dispute

The former international said he had been left disappointed when the Super Eagles threatened to go on strike prior to their second group match against Guinea at the Africa Cup of Nations.

It was averted at the last minute following the intervention of head coach, Gernot Rohr who pleaded with the players to discontinue the idea in the interest of the nation.

“I am disappointed (by the drama),” said Yobo who captained Nigeria to win a third AFCON title in South Africa in 2013.

“The team can be affected psychologically.

“I experienced this in my time as captain, but I also thought we had gone past that by now.

“I would have thought that all that had to do with money had been sorted out after the team had qualified for the AFCON.

Read Also: Bonus protest Fallout: Eagles accept to play Guinea after Rohr’s pleas

Nigeria has since qualified for the Round of 16 after their second straight win in Alexandria against Guinea on Wednesday.

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