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Tension in Dream Team camp ahead of Egypt clash

02 December 2015, 12:29

Dakar - There is tension in the Nigerian U23 camp ahead of their second group game against Egypt later today, News24 can confirm.

The players have been grumbling over their unpaid bonuses, which dates back to during the qualifiers for the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations, and including their participation at the last All Africa Games in the Congo.

News24 can also report that the players reluctantly trained on Tuesday evening, as they complained bitterly over the treatments they have received so far from the Nigeria Football Federation.

Also read: Siasia admits Dream Team were lucky to beat Mali

The Dream Team VI, as they are otherwise called, defeated Mali 3-2 in their first group game, but was almost marred by issues of unpaid bonuses, and most of the players threatened not to train, or play the next game against Egypt, if their allowances are not paid.

They currently sit top of group B, after the win over Mali, and a win over Egypt on Wednesday will guarantee their passage to the next round of the competition.

Meanwhile, sources have also informed that the NFF are also yet to pay the winning bonus to the Super Eagles after the 2-0 win over Swaziland in Port Harcourt last month.

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