2014 FIFA WC: Eagles' training boycott makes headlines in Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - African teams featuring at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have made newspaper headlines for negative reasons.

The brilliance displayed by the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Argentina was easily drowned in the media by the one-day boycott of training by the team over allowances. That easily hit the headlines.

For instance, Folha de São Paulo, one of the leading newspapers in the sprawling city, reported that after Cameroon and Ghana, it was the turn of another African country, Nigeria to rebel over financial issues.
The newspaper went on to chronicle how money matters have always been a recurrent incidents among African teams at the World Cup.

Of all the five teams that flew the African flag in Brazil, at least three had issues with discipline - Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria.

Out of those three, two have since been eliminated.

PANA reports that of the African teams, only Algeria and Nigeria remain in the competition and will play their round of 16 matches on Monday.
-0- PANA KS/SEG 29June2014

29 june 2014 09:32:15

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