• NFF, team agrees $5,000 win bonus, $2,500 for draw
Super Eagles players will receive $10,000 each for wins over Egypt and Sudan in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, our correspondent has learned.
It comes after the Football Federation of Nigeria and the Eagles reached an agreement on how wins and draws will be paid out at the tournament.
The meeting between the players and NFF officials was held before the start of the tournament in Garuoa, we also learned.
The Eagles are expected to receive $5,000 for a win and $2,500 for a tie after the game.
“There’s an agreement that players will get $5,000 for a win and half for a draw, while they won’t get a dime for losing,” an Eagles official said, speaking as covered with anonymity.
Players and team officials would receive their full bonuses after qualifying from the group stage of the competition, we also learned.
The Eagles beat Jediane Falcons 3-1 at Stade Roumdé Adjia to advance to the knockout stages of the competition, with goals from Samuel Chukwueze, Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon securing their place.
Khedr Daiyeen scored a consolation goal from the spot for the Sudanese in the 70th minute.
The three-time African champions, who had yet to receive a two-game bonus before the tournament started, will now receive their bonuses for Tuesday’s victory over Egypt as well as the exceptional bonuses, an official said. team at PUNCH Sports Extra. in Garoua.
“We don’t discuss how we pay player bonuses in the media,” our source added.
“Has a player complained? We are focused on our mission here and will not want to be distracted by these issues.
“There is an agreement with player representatives, coaches and NFF officials on how everyone will be paid and we will deliver on our promises when the time comes. All we want is for the boys to be focused and in doing so have promised us to stick to the deal.
Nigeria top Group D with six points and advanced to the knockout stages with one game to play.
Egypt is second while Guinea Bissau and Sudan occupy the second and third places respectively.
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