25.8 C
Abuja
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Forgotten European atrocities in Africa: Peek into abuses and man’s inhumanity to man

This story was done exactly two years ago, it generated quite a lot of feedbacks including a charge one from Shadrack Mandela which stated thus: 'less...

Bill Gates confident coronavirus vaccine will work in Africa, but Africans on Twitter not having it

Talks to have a potential vaccine for Covid-19 tested in Africa, because the number of infected people is not as high as other countries...

Africa’s low coronavirus rate puzzles health experts

Whether it's a matter of faulty detection, climatic factors or simple fluke, the remarkably low rate of coronavirus infection in African countries, with their...

Crime against Congo: Cases against King Leopold II and Belgium

The intriguing thing about the entrance of King Leopold II into Africa is that it was not with any force or coercion; rather, his...

Open letter to Mrs Seinye Lulu-Briggs: Release High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs body for burial

Dear Ma, I hope this letter meets you in good health.It is with deep sense of respect that I have chosen to write to you...

History Special: Queen Amina, a warrior among men

In many climes in Africa, women have had to struggle to rise above the perking order of patriarchal expectations.They were highly accepted among men...

AFCON Update: Nigerian Super Eagle players refuse to train over pay row

Players from Nigeria national football team have refused to train ahead of their second group game on Wednesday against Guinea – in the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt – because of a row over bonuses.

The players have not received a $10,000 (£7,000) match bonus that they had each been promised.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is desperately looking to raise the money to avert a pay strike.

“My player [Ahmed Musa] couldn’t attend the press conference today because they have a very important meeting,” coach Gernot Rohr told a press conference on Tuesday.

“I just hope the situation can be resolved so we can focus on what we have in front of us.

“I know the players are physically ready despite all the illness and injury, but mentally this situation for the meeting is not necessary,” he added.

The financially-stricken NFF relies on funding from the government and has consistently denied that it was responsible for the delay in the payment of the players’ bonuses.

The BBC understands that the team, which has been together since early June, had received verbal assurances that they will be paid before the tournament kicked off in Egypt. However, a week has passed without a single penny being paid out to anyone.

Pay rows have often hit Nigerian teams. Coaches have not been paid regularly, while players have previously boycotted training during important qualifiers or at major tournaments over unpaid bonuses.

Their 2014 World Cup campaign was affected by a bonus row, with players boycotting training before the round of 16 fixture against France.

Nigeria’s women’s team – the Super Falcons – have twice been involved in sit-in protests at hotels in South Africa and Abuja to demand money owed to them.

- Advertisement -

Latest Posts

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara joins the infamous club, seeks for a third term

After weeks of denials and playing hide and seek, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has finally shown that like many African leaders, he cannot...

Don't Miss

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...

South African police clash with protesters at Zimbabwe embassy

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria on Friday, an AFP...

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara joins the infamous club, seeks for a third term

After weeks of denials and playing hide and seek, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has finally shown that like many African leaders, he cannot...

Lightning strikes again for Tanzanian miner with another huge gem find

Lightning has struck again for a small-scale miner in Tanzania Laizer Saninu, who became an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed...

Guinea’s Alpha Condé gets wish, set for a 3rd term run

Guinea's president Alpha Condé gets his wish as the ruling party on Thursday urged him to seek a third term in elections due this...

Floods kill 10 in Sudan, wreak homes, thousands displaced

At least 10 people were killed and more than 3 300 homes ruined, multiple infrastructure and farmlands ruined by seasonal torrential rains across Sudan,...

South Africa urges for talks on Nile dam to continue despite obstacles

South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of...

Gambia records highest daily jump in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases continues to surge in Gambia, as the country reported a 17% rise on Thursday, its biggest ever daily jump, according to the...

Suspected grave vandal rescued after spending 2 days buried waist-deep in Soweto

A suspected grave vandal was rescued by the police in South Africa, after apparently spending two days buried up to his waist in a...
%d bloggers like this: