Flying Eagles head coach John Obuh has voiced out his disconsolation over the welfare condition of the team and its technical crew in far away Germany training camp.
The 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey is barely three days away and the team handler is yet unhappy over their lack of concentration, particularly the technical crew.
Speaking from the Flying Eagles camp in Germany on yesterday, Obuh intimated that his family and dependents and that of those of his technical crew members back home are in dire stress following the failure of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay up him and his crew’s salary.
He claimed that the NFF also owes them undisclosed backlog of allowances which amounts to millions of naira.
“It is difficult to be saying this because when you open up on some of these things, people may read different meanings to it,” said Obuh. “But I must tell you that my situation and to a large extent too, that of my crew members is not the best.”
“As I speak, nobody is saying anything about our salaries; I am not talking about the backlog which they promised to pay during the African Championship but which nothing has been done about.”
Before the last African Youth Championship, the coach had raised a similar alarm over unpaid salaries which were later settled in part.
The NFF are yet to respond to the claims but had disclosed to the public in recent times that they are cash-strapped.