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Super Eagles’ coaches demanded £10,000 to invite me for 2014 World Cup – Emmanuel Sarki

Nigerian-born footballer, Emmanuel Sarki has also joined former Super Eagles striker, Chinedu Obasi in claiming that he was asked to pay bribe before being shortlisted for the team.

Both players stated that it was when Nigeria was about to travel to Brazil for the World Cup and that the Super Eagles coaches told them that in 2014.

Emmanuel Sarki made the allegation against the former coaches in the Super Eagles claiming that he was asked to pay the sum of £10,000 to get a call up.

CANDIIDONLINE recalls that Chinedu Obasi had also alleged that he was dropped from the 2014 Super Eagles World Cup team because of his failure to pay bribe.

Although these two players failed to mention names of the coach or coaches who asked them to pay bribe, but it will be recalled that late Stephen Keshi was in charge of the Super Eagles at the said time.

Keshi who also captained the Super Eagles as a player took the team to the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa where Nigeria won the title.

That great performances from the Super Eagles made the NFF to give Stephen Keshi the chance to take the team to the 2014 World Cup where Nigeria got to the knock out stages.

Sarki who now plays for the Haiti national team explained on Liberty Radio in Kaduna that the allegation Chinedu Obasi made was true because he was also told the same.

”While I was in Poland Wisla Krakow, my club’s president spoke with the national team coaches inviting them to come and watch me in which he was asked to pay for the flight tickets.

”I was now called by the same people my club contacted and was told I should pay £10,000 if I want to be invited that coming to watch me was not enough,” Sarki said.

Emmanuel Sarki is a Haitian international footballer who presently plays as winger for Polish club Odra Wodzisław.

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