Nigeria’s top coaches, who have been working on bagging CAF A licenses, could not sit for a final examination Thursday in Abuja after the instructors embarked on a pay strike to protest non-payment of their allowances.
The CAF A license course was to have ended on Saturday and it features some of the country’s finest coaches including Eagles chief coach Salisu Yusuf, Samson Siasia, Manu Garba, Emmanuel Amuneke, Gbenga Ogunbote, Stanley Eguma, Henry Abiodun and Ladan Bosso.
The coaches were all shocked when the instructors told them that the examination has been postponed without any cogent reason.
The instructors are all former national team coaches - Adegboye Onigbinde, James Peters and Kashimawo Laloko.
However, a reliable source exclusively revealed to AfricanFootball.com that the instructors opted to postpone the examination because they have not been paid and they wanted that to be done before the programme is rounded up to avoid “stories” thereafter.
It was also gathered that the NFF received between 250,000 and 270,000 Naira from the participants.
The payments were directly into the NFF bank account.
The coaches may now sit for the exams Saturday if the instructors get their pay.