Former England and Wimbledon striker John Fashanu has revealed that he receives N5m monthly as pension from the English Football Association.
He made this known on the sidelines of the 60 Goals Soccer Star Project recently while stating that Nigerian football was taken from the Brazilians but football in England is rough, bullish and aggressive, completely different.
“In my own case, English football and Nigerian football were different. It was my fault that I wasn’t good for Super Eagles,” Fashanu said.
He further threw his support behind the decision of players like Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori who have decided to play for England rather than for Nigeria.
“Tammy knows why he hasn’t played for the Super Eagles and it’s because there is more financial benefits playing for England, there is more glory and less wahala.
“Why do we ask the boy to play for Nigeria and torture him? We need to step up. Tammy is a massive miss for Nigeria as nobody went to London to talk to him and explain to him the benefits of playing for his motherland. We didn’t extend that hand of gratitude to him.
“When you hear what happened to Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha, did anybody come out to defend him over his tax bills, did anybody come out to defend Kanu when he had issues with his hotel,” he asked.
Tomori, Abraham are both enjoying a breakthrough season in the Premier League with Chelsea.