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THREAD: The @NGSuperEagles secured maximum points from their #afcon2021Q qualifiers against Benin in Uyo & Lesotho in Maseru. @victorosimhen9 was the star of the show in Maseru. But does @Nigeria really want to know what went on behind the scenes? If you do, read on...
Do you know that the @NGSuperEagles players, coaches and staff are yet to receive their bonuses? Please ask @thenff why this is the case...
In Uyo, @thenff paid $14,000 each, to 16 out of the 23 @NGSuperEagles that were at #Afcon2019. They never paid any #afcon2021Q allowances to the other seven. So, after consultations with Captain @Ahmedmusa718, the 16 contributed $16k, which was given to the 7 to share.
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As you all know, I’m British-Nigerian. For the first time, this year, during the 2019 AFCON, I entered Egypt using a Nigerian passport for the first (and LAST) time. Let’s compare both experiences... (THREAD)
When I entered EGYPT, for #Afcon2019, I had to pay $75 to get a visa on my Nigerian passport. And it takes days to get. To enter EGYPT on a UK passport, you get a visa on arrival and it costs $25, as usual. Why should an African pay far more than a European to visit Egypt?
Oh, and the difference in treatment as a Nigerian🇳🇬 , by Egyptian passport control officials, was very clear, when I came for the AFCON. I was not treated with the courtesy and respect that I usually get, when I come with my UK 🇬🇧 passport. WHY?
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As I promised, I begin my thread on @Udinese_1896's @WTroostEkong and the defender's future in the @NGSuperEagles, after the #AFCON2019 in Egypt...
Let me first say, very clearly, that as far as @NGSuperEagles Manager Gernot Rohr is concerned, @WTroostEkong is a player that has never given him any difficulties: "I have never had any problems with William. He has always behaved properly, in my opinion," he told me in France.
BUT @WTroostEkong has a big problem with officials at the VERY TOP of @thenff, who see him as a disruptive influence, who has become increasing arrogant and disrespectful. I had discussions with TWO people at the VERY TOP of the organisation...
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So, what really happened between @mikel_john_obi and @NGSuperEagles Gernot Rohr during the AFCON? How good was their relationship? And how did it affect the team? I’m about to explain things, so get ready for this thread...
After @mikel_john_obi’s top-grade performance with @Boro in the championship, it was thought that he would exhibit the same form during the #AFCON2019. But despite engaging a personal trainer after the season, Mikel’s physical conditioning dropped...
This was quite evident in Asaba, during the one-week I spent with the @NGSuperEagles, before they left for Egypt. But he was always going to be a part of the squad because Gernot sees him as integral to it, even when he’s not 100% fit.
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Mabrouk #Algeria! #AFCON2019
Mabrouk #Algeria II #AFCON2019
And some pictures: flags and names #Algeria #AFCON
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Now, let me tell you all the story behind this rather animated shot I took... @PinnickAmaju came to the @NGSuperEagles camp to hand over $75,000 cash to the team, from sponsors @aiteogrp. And to give them a pep talk, ahead of tomorrow...
After this, @PinnickAmaju began to have a chat with Gernot Rohr, who demanded for a one-on-one conversation with @thenff President. After Rohr’s request, the team and entire staff were cleared out of the restaurant. You can see the look on Rohr’s face...
Both men had a conversation lasting up to about 35-40 minutes, just before Rohr attended the mandatory #AFCON2019 presser for the @BafanaBafana game. Do we really have to guess that hard about the issues on that table? 💵💰 And the fact that it was a very animated chat?🤔😀
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I've been drinking Cameroonian tears since yesterday night and I assure you, there's nothing more sweeter than that nectar. 😂😂😂

They want to beat Nigeria but see their dead international airport in Douala.

LMFAOOOOooo, low-key shit country.

Let me tell you what happened!
I don't even care if the Nigerian team is sent home in our next match at the #AFCON2019, the satisfaction I derived from sending those bricklayers disguised as footballers back to Yaounde, is enough to last me for the year.

Carry muscle like construction labourers. 😂😂😂
Last week, I was heading to Chad. I had 3 stopovers; Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea & Cameroon.

Stressful, yea?

Well, I didn't realise until the Nigerian immigration officer at the Abuja airport, told me; "Guy, why you nor just enter night bus instead of this wakabout?"

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Partly due to injury, @NGSuperEagles play with full-backs who offer little going forward.

Rohr fields two defensive midfielders who are, at best, average passers, and who sit at home.

Ighalo is a static striker who has been isolated and bullied by every defence he's faced.
In addition of these, Rohr still decides to pick wingers primarily for their ability to track back.

Good thing Cameroon aren't very good themselves. I, for one, do not understand how Nigeria are considered favourites here.

Football is an odd sport though.

#NGACMR #Afcon2019
The reality could very well be different – I, for one, hope it is.

But on paper, and on the evidence of what this same set-up has previously delivered, it is hard to get excited by Rohr's selection today.

#NGACMR #Afcon2019
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#AFCON2019 @NGSuperEagles money palaver: After yesterday’s players’ dispute, over an unpaid bonus, I spoke to head coach Gernot Rohr this morning. “It (yesterday) was a difficult day. Promises (to the players) HAVE to be kept,” the former @FCBayern & @Girondins defender said.
More from the .@NGSuperEagles head coach: “We need to keep these financial issues away from our work. @Nigeria deserves full commitment from all the stakeholders. The solidarity that we have in our team should be an example...
... We would like that the political authorities and @thenff are together, to make Nigerians proud,” Rohr said.
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As the @NGSuperEagles take on #Burundi today, people like @chaplinez70 have been asking me what is the #AFCON2019 budget for the team? I was curious too. Well, after speaking to @thenff’s @ShehuDikko this morning, I now have some answers to give you & @Nigeria...
If the @NGSuperEagles get to the final of #AFCON2019, total @AsoRock expenditure on the team will be about $8.5m.
Here are what the @NGSuperEagles players will get as match bonuses: Group stage wins: $10k; Round of 16: $12.5k; QF: $15k; SF: $17.5k. And if they win the final: $20k. So, each player would earn $95,000 for winning #AFCON2019.
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