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Unhappy Home Eagles to arrive Nigeria today

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Super Eagles vs Syli StarsThe home-based Eagles are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday, has reliably gathered.
The team needed a draw on Tuesday to advance to the next round of the African Nations Championship but lost 1-0 to Guinea who qualified from Group C alongside leaders Tunisia who walloped Niger 5-1 in the other fixture.
“We should be back home by Thursday according to the arrangements they’re making, ” one of the players told before complaining bitterly about their camp situation in Rwanda.
“Nobody plays for Nigeria just because of money but there were lots of unfulfilled promises to us.
“We had to ‘manage’ with the $200 the League Management Company Chairman gave us after our win against Niger.”
The players are still being owed their camp allowances from December 14.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has put behind them Nigeria’s elimination from the 2016 African Nations Championship.
Saddened by the Super Eagles’ shock defeat in the hands of Guinea on Tuesday evening, the country’s football house said their focus will now be to help the team qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon.
President Amaju Pinnick appealed to Nigerians following Sunday Oliseh’s men ouster in Rwanda saying the tournament is ‘both developmental and preparatory for bigger challenges’.
“We apologise to Nigerians for the poor outing of the Super Eagles in Rwanda, but we toe the line of CAF which states that CHAN is a developmental and preparatory competition,” Pinnick was quoted by the NFF website.
“Of course, as Nigerians, we love to win always, and we feel bad when we don’t. I want us to take the positives from this tournament.
“A player like Chisom Chikatara broke onto the global platform and players like Usman Mohammed, Chima Akas, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Austin Oboroakpo and Ifeanyi Mathew confirmed their class.
“For me, it is disappointing that we did not progress but the NFF will now focus on the 2017 AFCON qualifiers, and start preparations early for the remaining rounds,” he concluded.

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