The head coach of the Flying Eagles, Isah Bosso, has denied a report that he claimed to have rejected a purported bribe money from a certain overseas-based football agent.
According to a statement posted to the official Instagram handle of the Nigeria Football Federation late Friday, Bosso distanced himself from granting any interview in which he was said to have rejected the sum of €100,000 offered by a football agent to have the agent’s player in the Nigeria U20 squad.
The NFF statement also quoted Bosso as saying he was focused on ensuring that the U20 squad prepared well ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt without any distractions.
The statement partly read, “Flying Eagles’ Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso has denied a report in a section of the media that he granted an interview in which he claimed to have rejected the sum of €100,000 offered by a football agent to have the latter’s player in the Nigeria U20 squad.
“The report claimed that Bosso, who tinkered the Nigeria intermediate team to win the WAFU B U20 Championship in Niger Republic last year and will lead them to the Africa U20 Cup of Nations starting in Egypt next month, made a statement to the effect that he had refused the amount offered by a certain overseas-based football agent.
“’Please permit me to clear the air on this news making the rounds about me rejecting an amount of money from a football agent. I never made such a claim to any journalist, talk less of in a formal interview. There was no time I made such a statement to either a journalist or any other person for that matter. If anyone has proof of my making such a statement, the person should come out and tender it in public.
“‘At the moment, I am focused on ensuring the Flying Eagles prepare very well and we are able to pick the very best legs to represent Nigeria at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Egypt. We surely can do without such distractions’.”
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