Rs 15 crore bonus for Nigerian footballers

Updated: 23 November, 2017 08:40 IST | A Correspondent | Mumbai

The Nigeria Football Federation will pay players and officials a total of USD 2.4 million (Rs 15 crore approximately) as a bonus for securing qualification for the World Cup in Russia, a spokesman said yesterday

The Nigeria Football Federation will pay players and officials a total of USD 2.4 million (R15 crore approximately) as a bonus for securing qualification for the World Cup in Russia, a spokesman said yesterday. "The NFF have agreed to give the team $2.4 million out of the $8 million we are expecting from FIFA," said Ademola Olajire.

Representational pic
Representational pic

The NFF have also agreed other payments and benefits to the team to avoid a pay row that marred Nigeria's participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Next year's World Cup will be Nigeria's sixth appearance at the global finals and they have reached the knockout rounds three times, in 1994, 1998 and 2014.

First Published: 23 November, 2017 07:48 IST

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