â€œBonus Palava Wonâ€™t Affect Me Or Any Of The Super Eagles Playersâ€ â€“ Claims Joseph Yobo
The Nigeria players boycotted training as they demanded advance payment of the graduated appearance they had agreed with the NFF.
Matters were resolved with the intervention of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, and the squad flew out to Brasilia on Friday afternoon.
â€œWe are football players, this is our career,â€ Yobo told KickOffNigeria.com.
â€œWhen you get on the pitch, you canâ€™t think about anything apart from football.
â€œThis money issue was there before the first match, it was there before we played Bosnia and it was there before we played Argentina and it did not distract us.
â€œWe met with the officials before and also met with the Senate president and we agreed on some things before the competition started.â€
Yobo expressed gratitude to President Jonathan for stepping in
â€œThe president called this morning and
spoke to me and the coach, and I think thatâ€™s a great feeling Because we are representing our country and he is the leader of our country. Itâ€™s a morale booster.
â€œThe NFF, the Sports Minister and a lot of other people also worked hard with us.
â€œWe were not fighting anybody. We just wanted to remind them that we are here and waiting for what was agreed.â€
True to his statement, the squad departed as
scheduled for Brasilia.
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