In-form Union St Gilloise attacker Victor Boniface was first called up by Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro for the doubleheader 2023 Africa cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea-Bissau, but he declined the Nigeria Football Federation’s invitation, according to PUNCH Sports Extra.
The report has it that the 22-year-old did not join the Eagles for the qualifying games because he did not receive his airplane ticket for the journey to Nigeria and back to Belgium.Information Guide Nigeria
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“Boniface expected his invitation letter to come with a return flight ticket,” a source revealed.NYSC Portal
“He could not understand why he has to buy his ticket and then be reimbursed by the NFF thereafter.”
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The Eagles, who are reportedly owed a remarkable 19 match bonuses dating back several years, recaptured the top spot in Group A of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers by defeating Guinea-Bissau 1-0 on Monday evening at Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau.
Moses Simon scored the winner from the spot after 30 minutes.
The Eagles avenged a shocking loss at the hands of the Djurtus last Friday in Abuja and moved to the top of the table with nine points. Second with seven points is Guinea-Bissau, followed by Sierra Leone in third with five. With only one point, Sao Tome and Principe rank fourth.JAMB Result
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