NFF, Aigbogun deny collecting N5m bribe to field players

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have denied reports making rounds of the federation and Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun of collecting monies from players to field them.

This was made known on the NFF’s verified twitter handle @thenff on Wednesday.

“It has come to the notice of the Nigeria Football Federation that a spurious message has been doing the rounds on social media with the aim of denting the image of the Flying Eagles coach Mr Paul Aigbogun and by extension the Federation.

“At no time did Paul Aigbogun give such an interview to anyone -formal or informal and for anyone to suggest such, it can only be the wild imaginations of the writer who despite quoting an imaginary source, never attributed same to anyone.

“Allegations of bribery, forcing of players on the coach and others are a mere fabrication, a figment of the author’s imagination and should not be taken seriously.”

“Despite the disappointment of the exit of the Flying Eagles from the tournament in Poland, the NFF still remains unwavering in her commitment to developing youth football in Nigeria.

That has been one of the core pillars of the Federation and will continue in the same path,” the statement said.

The Flying Eagles were eliminated from the U-20 World Cup in Poland after losing 2-1 to Senegal on Monday.


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