Two members of Nigeria’s U-23 squad, Stanley Dimgba and Yusuf Mohammed, have been thrown out of the team’s hotel in Brazil.
The two alternate players, had to spend their own money to pay for the two nights they spent in Brazil, before they flew back to Nigeria.
They were asked to leave, as the cash-strapped Nigerian football authorities, could not afford to keep them longer.
“God will fight my fight for me. It was heart-breaking when we were told to quit the team’s hotel in Sao Paulo,” one of the players who did not want to be identified.
“When we returned to Sao Paulo (from Salvador) they gave rooms to only the 18 players registered for the competition and even some team officials did not get hotel rooms too.
“For the two extra nights we spent in Brazil, we had to pay with our own money for our hotel and feeding.
“That is life for you.”