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John Mikel Obi Super Eagles captain denies requesting bonus payments in dollars

Mikel Obi through the Super Eagles official Twitter handle denied granting any interview where he said that.

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John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi has denied insisting the NFF pay Super Eagles players in dollars (NFF)

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, John Mikel Obi has denied reports that he asked that match bonuses be paid in foreign currency.

After the 2-1 win away at Zambia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier, reports emerged that Mikel Obi had insisted that Super Eagles players be paid their bonuses in dollars.

The 29-year-old through the Super Eagles official Twitter handle denied granting any interview where he said that.

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Brown Ideye, Ogenyi Onazi Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi celebrates a goal with his Super Eagles teammates (NFF)

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Captain @mikel_john_obi has denied granting any interview where he insisted the team be paid their win bonuses & camp allowances in dollars,” the Tweet reads.

I never granted any such interview & the team has not made that kind of demand at any time to the football federation.”

Meanwhile, the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have paid the match bonuses of the Tanzania game to players and officials.

Mikel has warned his teammates that they must be on their guard and not lose focus after the win against Zambia.

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