John Fashanu, a former England striker of Nigerian descent, reveals that he still receives N5m monthly as pension from the English Football Association.
This means that the English FA still pays their Ex-Internationals for donning the 3Lions shirt.
Do you now see why many in-demand players of other descent don’t think twice to accept the call to represent England?
Are the likes of Okocha, Kanu, Finidi, Taribo, Oliseh etc receiving a dime from NFA?
Here are some reactions from Nigerians
Joseph Oteri: “I don’t believe this story
With 5 million Naira monthly stipend some of their ex players won’t be living the life we see them live – Gasgoine comes to mind”
Prince Ifeanyi Sunday: “Big lie, it has been confirmed,no one pays him 5million, they should stop deceiving Nigerians, how come they pay you 5million and they dont pay the likes of Gary Linker, Paul Parker , John Barnes & co who even represented England at the world cup,John Fashanu is another Peter Obi”
Otuekong Favour: “Little wonder Tammy Abraham didn’t bat an eyelid in choosing England over Nigeria”
Chitzi Ogbumgbada: “I’ve read somewhere that what John Fashanu may be referring to maybe a pension or contributory fund which matures after a player retires. The player gets paid from that fund. I can’t imagine the FA paying that amount to ex footballers; it will just go bankrupt as it is unsustainable.
Plus John Fashanu himself loves the dramatic. I remember one sting operation like that where he was allegedly discussing how to fix matches. I don’t know what happened to that case but I would hesitate to swallow anything from the man’s mouth.”
Amie Minimah: “Nigerian players are the most nationalized players abroad… In Russia as at 2011 when I was with Zenith I had 6 players then under the youth team waiting to play for the national under 17 as at then, Nigeria don’t value its products”
Wisdom Oyeni Akari: “Leave this guy. He is like the classical Nigerian Preachers that lie on the Pulpit just to manipulate their followers to believing what they say. This is not true at all.”