But he said the players refused to accept it, for the reason that the official Naira conversion rate to U.S. dollars is significantly higher than what is obtainable on the open market rate, which meant the players will lose money in the exchange, which they were not prepared to accept.
Gernot Rohr, Nigeria's head coach, was the only one to turn up for the press conference. They were over an hour late for the training session as a result of the dispute.
And even after the game, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr confirmed that Burundi were very tough for his wards.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is hoping to prevent a strike before the match in Egypt on Wednesday. The two players had scan today.
"The only money they're owed is the win-bonus for the Burundi match", he added.
"But he started feeling uncomfortable against during the game on Saturday".
Officials close to the team, who spoke under anonymity, told AFP that following reassurances from the NFF "the team captain spoke to the players, asking them to show some understanding after which the team agreed to train".
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But it could - it makes it where potentially he'd have to - he'd still potentially have to play two of them. I will accept being three if they see it that way and I will fight to try to win my matches .
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But that commitment was not kept, according to the players, which triggered the boycott of the press conference.
These reports follow in the wake of similar claims involving the women's team.
Samuel Kalu missed the opening fixture for Nigeria after collapsing due to dehydration on the eve of the match. "We are 100% ready for the game and I believe also that we must start well against them to ensure victory", Ndidi said. At the beginning of the game he was injured, so that's what the coach was a little bit anxious about that.
The Bordeaux player was rushed to hospital Friday suffering from severe dehydration due to severe heat.
The journalist said he had also heard from Nigerian Football Federation vice-president, Shehu Dikko who told him, money they were receiving will take care of the Super Eagles' financial concerns at this tournament and, "we only have the Burundi win bonus outstanding, thankfully, part of the funds approved by President (Muhammadu Buhari) arrived today at the (Nigerian Central Bank) and is now in the process of being converted to Dollars".