Soccer-Nigeria players go on strike, miss plane to Brazil (Reuters)

WINDHOEK, June 13 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s soccer team went on strike on Thursday, refusing to leave their hotel in Namibia and missing a flight to Brazil where they are supposed to compete in the Confederations Cup, which gets underway at the weekend. “They are declining to leave,” Namibia Football Association general secretary Barry Rukoro told Reuters. “They were supposed to go at 11 a.m. this morning but they say they are owed money by their association and want it sorted before they will leave the hotel. …

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