CHAN 2016: Okoro unfazed by unpaid bonuses

Musa Shehu Maïkudi of Niger and Osas Okoro of Nigeria battle for possession during the 2016 CHAN Rwanda game between Nigeria and Niger at Stade de Kigali Stadium, Kigali on 18 January 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Super Eagles B midfielder Osas Okoro has restated their resolve to keep playing despite being owed their match allowances, ahead of today’s final group game against Guinea.

The Nigerian team beat Niger Republic in their first group game, before the 1-1 draw with Tunisia in the second game, with the players yet to get their allowances for the games but speaking ahead of the crucial game against the Guineans, Okoro said he and his teammates are more concerned about the game than the monies.

“The payment is not an issue and we are not putting it in mind at all,” he said.

“We are putting it behind us and we just have to play the game (against Guinea) and see what comes out next,” Okoro said further.

The game comes up at the Umuganda Stadium in the border town of Gisenyi, which overlooks the Democratic Republic of Congo.