Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare says his ministry would work with the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF to review payments for the national youth football teams.
Dare was bothered about the free-fall of age-grade teams under the current dispensation, even more so after the Ladan Bosso-led Flying Eagles crashed out of the Under-20 AFCON qualifiers WAFU-B in Benin Republic last week.
The Flying Eagles will miss out on next year’s Under-20 African Cup of Nations in Mauritania and the 2021 Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
Dare, while speaking in Lagos during an inspection visit at the National Stadium in Surulere on the on-going renovation, noted with emphasis that the ministry would review remunerations for the junior teams.
He however, explained that the ministry would also tackle age cheating in the junior teams, adding that age fraud is as bad as doping and the ministry would not tolerate it anymore.