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Dream Team set to boycott U23 AFCON final against Algeria

10 December 2015, 13:48

Dakar - Tension in the camp of the Nigerian U23 escalated shortly after beating Senegal to secure a place at next year’s Olympic Games with players threatening to boycott Saturday’s final against Algeria.

The Dream Team VI, as the Nigerian U23 are otherwise called, beat hosts Senegal in the semifinal to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics, but their celebrations were short-lived as players threatened not to honour the final match against Algeria if their outstanding match bonuses and allowances are not paid.

Also read: Nigeria beat Senegal to qualify for Rio 2016 Olympics

As previously reported the News24, the players are yet to be paid their match bonuses and allowances dating back to the All Africa Games in September, while coaches have also not been paid their salaries for the last four months.

In a bid to abate the players’ restiveness, Coach Samson Siasia had to dole out $100 each to the players out of his own pocket shortly after they drew with Algeria to qualify to the semifinal of the competition.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation have continued to maintain that the body is cash strapped, with some officials blaming the Treasury Single Account (TSA) as reason for them not being able to access their funds with ease.

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