Izilein wants NFF official sacked


Former Super Falcons coach Godwin Izilein has once again called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay him arrears of allowances due him.

The Izilein led Falcons claimed the African Women’s  Cup of Nations title in South Africa in 2004 and thirteen years down the line he is yet to be paid his allowances.

With a N2.5b deal signed with the Aiteo Group of recent, the NFF has been in the process of offsetting arrears of salaries and allowances owed its coaches and Izilein wonders why he is being left out.

Reports from the glass house says payment has not been made to Izilein as a result of the failure to find his file and the Edo born coach says it is apparent the NFF are seeking ways to avoid paying him his due.

“What are they talking about file? You talk about file when you are not sure of the individual. I have worked for you for over 13yrs you are yet to pay me it is errant nonsense.

“It is their problem because it is a known fact that I worked with them. I have my appointment letters and everything. They don’t need to worry whether they see the file or not, they know the amount they are owing me they should pay me.”

Izilein believes pranks are being played to deny him his dues as his file is surely at the NFF and claims he was told  by a top official of the NFF that he (the official) had even worked on the file recently.

“One director in charge of international competition told me that yes he saw the file and he minuted on it. Where has he taken it to?

“We have forward and incoming mail and you cannot trace my file?  Then create another file for me and get my money paid. That’s all I am interested in.”

The unhappy coach says if his file is missing, then someone must be responsible and whoever that person is, should be sacked.

“You have a job and you don’t do it diligently. If it’s a coach that made a mistake in the field they’ll be talking nonsense. Inside the office under AC and everything, you’re doing a job and you can’t do it diligently, such person should be sacked immediately.

“You can imagine since the year 2004 they’ve been gambling on this thing.
My girls have been paid. I who on my own did a good job I am now being tossed up and down. That cabal in the NFF should be broken.”

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