Super Eagles of Nigeria players will receive $10,000 each for their impressive games against Egypt and Sudan at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. This comes after the Nigeria Football Federation and the Eagles reached an agreement over the mode of payment for wins and drew at the tournament.
Super Eagles Player to Get $10,000 for every Win in Afcon
According to reports, the meeting between the players and the NFF officials was held before the start of the tournament in Garuoa. Super Eagles are expected to receive the sum of $5000 for a win and $2,500 for a draw following the meeting. One Super Eagles official: “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.”
The three-time African champions will also receive outstanding bonuses for two previous matches, a team official said. He also said: “We don’t discuss how we pay players their bonuses in the media.” “Has any player complained? We are focused on our mission here and won’t want to be distracted by these issues.” “There is an agreement with the players’ representatives, coaches and the NFF officials on how everybody will be paid, and we will keep up to our promises when the time comes. All we want is the boys to be focused, and in doing that, we have promised to keep to the agreement.”
Nigeria has already qualified to the next stage of the tournament following their two victories over Egypt and Sudan, they top Group D with six points. They will be playing Guinea Bissau in the last group game.