Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles captain, has said he was disappointed and thought the country had gone beyond row over allowances at international tournaments.
Yobo stated that he thought financial details for the tournament had been settled between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and the team before it kicked off.
Eagles players had threatened to embark on strike 24 hours to their second group game against Guinea at the ongoing AFCON in Egypt on Wednesday, but it was reported that the intervention of coach Gernot Rohr saved the country from the embarrassment.
“I am disappointed,” Yobo said. The team can be affected psychologically.
“I experienced this in my time as captain, but I also thought we had gone past that by now.
“I would have thought that all that had to do with money had been sorted out after the team had qualified for the AFCON.
However, the team put the ugly incident behind them, beating Guinea 1-0 to book a ticket to the second round of AFCON, with a game to spare.