Players and Officials of the Super Eagles will receive a whooping sum of 2.4 million dollars (N866.4 million) for the role they played in helping Nigeria qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
This new development was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) spokesman Ademola Olajire.
Earlier this month, the NFF reached an agreement with the Super Eagles stars on their bonuses at next year’s tournament in Russia in a bid to avoid the debacle of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Sports Minister had to urgently travel to Brazil on a private jet, with almost four million dollars in cash after the Eagles consciously skipped a training session so as to protest against the non-payment of a qualifying bonus prior to their second round game against France.
Confirming the naira rain on the Eagles in a chat with the guardian, Olajire said: “The NFF have agreed to give the team $2.4 million out of the $8 million we are expecting from FIFA.”