The Ivory Coast players have not been given their bonuses nearly two weeks after the end of South Africa 2010 as promised by the football federation, FIF.
According to the newspaper L’intelligent d’Abidjan, no Ivorian player from the World Cup has received a bonus from the FA. That FA President Jacques Anoma has been busy in search of a new coach for the national team after Sven-Goran Eriksson’s contract expired at the end of the World Cup. There have been rumors of a possible extension but no confirmation has been given by the FA.
Anoma is to hold a press conference on Tuesday to give feedback of the Elephants’ campaign at the World Cup and to discuss the future of the national team as qualifiers for the 2012 African Cup of Nations are beginning to loom. He is also expected to talk about the issue of unpaid bonuses of players, according to the source.
Ivorian players are impatient considering that other teams have been given their due bonuses; Ghana for example. A player from the Ivorian team, whose name was not given, told L’intelligent d’Abidjan that the FA asked them (players) to supply their account numbers – to which the bonuses would be sent - long ago before the tournament, but nothing had come even after the end of the event.
An FA official reached by Goal.com to confirm this story says the bonuses would definitely be paid next week that the establishment had been very busy with other pressing issues.
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