Russia 2018 Qualification Aftermath: Eagles Sign World Cup Bonus Agreement


The Super Eagles of Nigeria have penned a World Cup bonus agreement ahead of next year’s tournament in Russia.

The 3-time African champions booked their place in Russia last month with one game to spare and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials have now reciprocated that gesture by reaching an agreement on a World Cup bonus package for the team.

This latest development further underlines the football body’s commitment to the team in the quest for Nigeria to do well at the tournament proper.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick and his Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi, signed on behalf of the federation while the duo of John Mikel Obi (team captain) and Ahmed Musa (vice captain) penned the agreement on behalf of the team.

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr and his assistant, Salisu Yusuf, signed for the technical crew.

Speaking afterwards, Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, revealed the team’s delight at the new development. He said: “We are very happy and excited with this development. This is the first time since I started playing for the senior team that I would see everything regarding preparation and bonuses and allowances put down in black and white and a binding agreement executed.”

“It is reassuring that we now have a Federation leadership so committed to making everything work that they arranged this meeting and allowed the players to contribute and then set out to sign the agreement.” the former Chelsea star added.