NFF: Ministry to review remunerations for Eaglets, Flying Eagles




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Minister of and Sports Development in , Sunday Dare, has said that his would work with the Federation to remunerations for the national teams.

Dare miffed about the free-fall of age-grade teams under the current dispensation even more so after the Ladan Bosso-led Flying Eagles crashed out of the U-20 AFCON qualifiers WAFU B in Benin last week.

The Flying Eagles miss out on next year’ U-20 African Cup of Nations in and the 2021 U-20 in Indonesia.

Speaking in Lagos on the margins of his inspection visit at the National Stadium in Surulere on the on-going renovation of the main bowl, Dare noted with emphasis that the would remunerations for the junior teams.

“We are going to work with the NFF to do a of the age grade competitions,” declared Dare, `”We would also work with them to the lack of remunerations as it is because I think it is important; we have seen what has happened to the U-20 side (Flying Eagles), the U17 (Golden Eaglets) starts in January.


“We are going to do a total review and we hope we can to the regime where we pay good attention to welfare.

“We need to fix a few things and we are going to have that crucial conversation.”

Dare said that the would also tackle age cheating in the junior teams, adding that age fraud is as bad as doping and the would not tolerate it anymore.

He said: “Beyond that we are going to look at the question of age cheating which is a problem; some information has come to me the media about the MRI which is coming back.

“Age cheating is as bad as doping. Both ruin any sport and we are going to pay very close attention to these vices,” he noted.

The Nation