Super Eagles Happy With NFF World Cup Allowance ProposalLatest News, Sports Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Members of the Nigeria national soccer team to this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil have expressed satisfaction with the proposal the country’s football governing body NFF over bonuses for the global event which kickoff Thursday.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo said the players are satisfied and happy with the outcome of the meeting with NFF officials where players bonuses and allowances were discussed.
“This was a very peaceful and quiet meeting. I am very disappointed that it came out in the media because it was very peaceful and everybody was very happy about it,” he said.
“As the captain of this team, I am privileged and proud and honoured to represent my country.
“The players are all happy and they know the task ahead.
“There’s no problem. We just need to agree on what we want to do. We are ready to play for Nigeria and we don’t represent our country because of money,” he said.
Meanwhile, as part of efforts to ensure transparency and accountability, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released the approved match bonuses for the Super Eagles for the various stages of the World Cup.
According to the breakdown, each player will pocket $10,000 as winning bonus for their group games, and $12,500 for the Round of 16.
The players are to receive $15,000 for the Quarter Finals, $20,000 for Semi Finals and $25,000 for the Final match.
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