NFF, team agree on $5000 win bonus, $2,500 for draw
Super Eagles players will receive $10,000 each for the victories over Egypt and Sudan at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, our correspondent has learnt.
This comes after the Nigeria Football Federation and the Eagles reached an agreement over the mode of payment for wins and draws at the tournament.
The meeting between the players and the NFF officials was held before the start of the tournament in Garuoa, it was also learnt.
The Eagles are expected to receive the sum of $5000 for a win and $2,500 for a draw following the meeting.
“There is an agreement that the players will receive $5000 for a win and half of that for a draw, while they won’t get a dime for losing,” an Eagles official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
The players and officials of the team would be paid their bonuses in full after they qualified from the group stage of the competition, it was also learnt.
The Eagles defeated the Falcons of Jediane 3-1 at the Stade Roumdé Adjia to advance to the round of 16 of the competition, with goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon securing their spot.
Khedr Daiyeen scored a consolatory goal from the spot for the Sudanese in the 70th.
The three-time African champions, who were yet to be paid two-match bonuses prior to the start of the tournament, would now be paid their bonuses for Tuesday’s win over Egypt and the outstanding bonuses as well.
Nigeria leads Group D with six points and has qualified for the Round of 16 with a game left to play.