Despite the game against Cameroon in Yaoundé ending in stalemate, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided to pay full match bonus to both players and officials of the Super Eagles, disclosed a statement from NFF.
The statement said that this was explained by the president of NFF, Amaju Pinnick while on board with the team on ARIK air bombardier CRJ 1000 which flew delegates in from Yaoundé on Monday.
It further noted that players and officials alike clapped excitedly after the announcement was made to be a reward of their “master class output” over the two legs of the most anticipated fixture of Group B.
“When the draw was made last year, people said ours was the Group of Death. But you have stayed very much alive with scintillating performances and done the nation very proud.” The statement quoted Mr. Pinnick.
The member of the CAF executive committee also said that the preparation for the clash again the chipolopolo of Zambia stated for October has begun in earnest.
“Even before the conclusion of this second match against Cameroon in Yaounde, we had started the arrangements for the match against Zambia. The Chairman of Organizing Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, will travel to Uyo this week to see Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and they will go through the check –list together.
“Nothing will be left to chance. It is a very big match, and the way things have turned out against Cameroon, it is now an even bigger match than the ones we played against Cameroon. There must be no room for error.”