The Nigerian Football Federation has said it cannot afford to fly the Super Eagles to Zambia for next month’s third-round World Cup qualifier, CNN Africa reports.
According to the media platform, the NFF said it is pleading to Globacom for aid.
“As we speak, we don’t have any kobo (a denomination of Nigeria’s naira currency) in our purse,” an unnamed member of the NFF told CNN Africa.
“The charges for the Airline alone is $200,000 for a 140-seater plane, and it will be on ground with the team for two days,” the spokesman added.
“We need between $6,000 and $10,000 for flight ticket(s) to bring in the players (from Europe),” he said.
The NFF member also noted that players will be due a further $95,0000 each in bonuses, stating that the only way forward is to receive support from the Nigerian government.
“The federal government still has to play its part, because this is the beginning of our campaign for the 2018 World Cup qualifying ticket. If we must get it right, every hand must be on deck,” he said.