The supposed lean purse of the Nigeria Football Federation will not allow for Super Eagles assistant coach Imama Amakpakabo and some other Eagles backroom staff to travel to France for the upcoming games.

A report on ScoreNigeria revealed that Amakpakabo and the other affected personnel will not be part of the contingent that will leave for France on Monday because officials claim the NFF cannot afford to buy tickets.

It was gathered that the former Enugu Rangers coach paid for his visa fee, like other officials, only to later be informed he will not be flying out to France.

“It’s very shameful how Imama was treated as regards the trip to France,” a source was quoted.

“He spent his money to pay for the visa fee after the NFF said they do not have the cash to do so. And then to add salt to injury, he will now not travel to France.”

It is also understood that the on-off friendly against Togo in Paris is as a result of the alleged poor finances of the NFF.

Expenses for Friday’s friendly against Corsica in Ajaccio will be borne by the host team, officials have said.