AFCON: Reports of Super Eagles receiving bonus untrue – Omeruo

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has revealed that him and his teammates are yet to be paid their bonuses at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON.

He said contrary to reports that the players received bonuses and allowances which were approved by Nigeria’s president Bola Tinubu, NFF has not given them the money.

He, however, said that the players are not bothered about the money, so it will not make them to boycott training ahead of the semi-finals.

Omeruo told ESPN; “We are focused on our game, believing that our money will be paid. This squad is not the one to fight over money, otherwise, you would have heard that we refused to go to training even before the tournament.”

The Kasimpasa defender also debunked reports that some senior players are unhappy with squad captain Ahmed Musa, accusing him of not representing their interests and threatening to take their case directly to higher authorities.

“The report is a joke. Musa showed us at lunch and we laughed about it,” Omeruo said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, said NFF is working closely with the Central Bank of Nigeria to expedite the payments.

“The NFF is grateful to the CBN for the way and manner they have continued to expedite action on payment requests that we have sent to them with regards to this competition.

“We have not experienced any delays or complication of processes at the CBN this time, and we give kudos to them for their diligence and great sense of duty,” Sanusi told ESPN.