Coaches and officials of the Super Eagles of Nigeria are lamenting the lack of pay from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The Super Eagles camp closed for Christmas break on Wednesday, December 23 and the coaches and officials have cried out that they are going home empty handed.
Last week, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, urged the federation to pay all national team coaches their outstanding salaries and allowances, to ensure they enjoy the yuletide with their families.
However, the NFF failed to raise the money – believed to be around N30million – needed to offset the debts.
“We are going to see our families during this Christmas holiday without money,” one of the coaches told Complete Sports.
“It is so bad that we are being owed our salaries for months. It is all service to our fatherland, one will say, but if we don’t deliver, we’ll be fired.
“Well, they told us that we will be paid as soon as possible and we have no choice than to wait and see how it turns out.”
It is not known whether chief coach Sunday Oliseh is being owed any salaries.
It was revealed back in September that Zenith Bank will pay Oliseh’s salary for one year.