Nigeria to get World Cup qualification incentive from FIFA


The Nigerian Football Federation is set to receive a whooping sum of $12.5 million which is equivalent to #4.5 billion by FIFA for qualifying for Russia 2018.

$10 million is basically qualification bonus while $2.5 million is paid for the Eagles to prepare adequately for the football showpiece.

The Super Eagles will earn more cash should they progress to the knockout
rounds of the tournament as they have done in 1994, 1998 and 2014.

With their earnings expected to increase further, as they progress in the tournament to be hosted in Russia.

Meanwhile German coach of the Nigerian national team Gernot Rohr, has made
it known that he held talks with the glass house chiefs to ensure adequate preparations are made before the mundial in Russia.

“If we want to do something at the World Cup, we have to prepare well,” he said. “We want everybody who wants to be part of the team to show the same solidarity we currently have in the team. Rohr said in a press release.

The coach also said he discussed the issue of financial welfare for the players, to avoid the ugly trend of unpaid allowances at major tournaments.

“More importantly, we don’t want the issue of money to be a problem.

“The issue of bonuses and allowances, which are the usual African problem we see during the World Cup, must be avoided.

“Such issues will be bad for our preparation. “I have told my officials and the federation president that all such issues be cleared before the start of the competition .”

Moreover, the players who helped qualify Nigeria for the World Cup, are expected to benefit from the money to be released by FIFA. And on current count coach Gernot Rohr has utilized 37 players so far for the five matches played, with the final match against Algeria yet to come.

Nigeria have secured their place at the World Cup to be hosted by Russia
next summer.

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