Super Eagles confirm payment of bonuses ahead of 2018 World Cup
The Super Eagles squad have confirmed receiving their bonuses ahead of the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.
Some of the players confirmed the payments in an interview with KweséESPN.
“Yes, we have been paid,” one member of the squad confirmed. ‘Some of us who have accounts in England collected cash and paid it into their accounts by themselves.
“The rest of us just got bank transfers,” he added.
Back in November, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) signed an agreement with the players on a pay structure for bonuses, allowances and a share of the income from participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Under the agreement, the players were to be paid their qualification bonuses and share of the FIFA income in advance and are also due 30% of the NFF’s appearance fee from FIFA, which amounts to $2.8million.
According to reports, FIFA made an advance payment of $2 million, while the NFF says they raised $800,000 from sponsorship.
Each player reportedly got $10,000 per World Cup qualifying game, while head coach Gernot Rohr will be paid $15,000 per game and his assistants get $10,000 per game.
Nigeria will face Croatia, Argentina, and Iceland when the World Cup kicks off on the 14th of June.