Super Eagles confirm payment of bonuses


Super Eagles players have confirmed receiving their bonuses, ahead of the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off June 14.

“Yes, we have been paid,” one member of the squad confirmed.

“The rest of us just got bank transfers.”

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.

FIFA made an advance payment of $2 million, while the NFF say they raised $800,000 from sponsorship.

Each player 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 begin their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16 in Kaliningrad, before facing Iceland on June 22 and then Argentina on June 26.