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Nigeria Miss Flight In Namibia

The Super Eagle of Nigeria have missed their flight to Brazil following a dispute over players' bonuses, according to a report on BBC.

With Nigeria set to play their first game of the 2014 Confederations Cup against Tahiti in Brazil on Monday, but have remained in Namibia.

The Super Eagles played out a 1-1 draw with the Brave Warriors of Namibia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, and reports suggest that the players were unhappy with the USD 2500 bonus for the result in Windhoek - with the BBC saying that the players wanted double that.

It now seems that they have refused to travel while the dispute continues and with the tournament being so close, it raises questions as to whether the African champions will take part in the Confederations Cup.

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Aminu Maigari had travelled to Namibia to explain that the organisation had to take drastic cuts in expenditure.

But there were also reports in Nigeria claiming that there was a players' revolt following their 1-0 win in Kenya in another World Cup qualifier a few days earlier.

The NFF has been looking at ways to cut costs following their Africa Cup of Nations campaign, which has seen them limit backroom staff for various national teams while they also considered pulling out of the 2014 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) before changing their minds later on.


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