Nigeria vs Guinea: Super Eagles stars boycott press conference over unpaid wages

Nigeria vs Guinea: Super Eagles stars boycott press conference over unpaid wages

- Nigeria vs Guinea AFCON 2019 second Group B game holds on Wednesday, June 26

- Super Eagles are planning to boycott the match if they are not paid their wages

- Coach Gernot Rohr was the only one who appeared for the press conference held earlier today

- Both Super Falcons and Flying Eagles also complained of the same thing these past weeks

Super Eagles stars were missing in Tuesday's press conference ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations second Group B clash against Guinea.

This is coming four days after kicking off their campaign with a 1-0 win over Burundi in their opening encounter at Alexandria Stadium over the weekend.

China based striker Odion Ighalo scoring the lone goal that handed the three time AFCON kings the needed victory at the end of the game.

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According to reports coming from the Eagles camp in Alexandria, the players failed to show up for the pressed as they were holding a meeting over their unpaid allowances.

Ahmed Musa was expected beside the technical adviser Gernot Rohr according to Complete Sport earlier today, but the former Leicester City was nowhere to be found.

Rohr during the presser was quoted to have said: "The player showed solidarity and had to stay back for an important meeting.

The publication further explained that the players are tired of keeping quiet over the matter, saying they have had to remain cool on the issue since they started AFCON 2019 preparations.

Few days back, the Super Falcons threatened not to quit their hotel rooms following their exit from the ouster for the women's World Cup in France.

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The Nigeria women national team protested not being paid by the Nigeria Football Federation, but the body debunked the claims almost immediately.

Flying Eagles also complained of the same injustice by the country's football governing body after crashing out of the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Super Eagles continue their quest for Africa Cup of Nations title on Wednesday, June 26, when they battle Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium.

The three times AFCON champions got their campaign off to a winning note following their 1-0 win over Burundi over the weekend.

Odion Ighalo scored the only goal of the match just four minutes after coming on for Paul Onuachu in the fixture.

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