Nigeria signs bonus contract with players ahead of 2018 World Cup


The Nigeria Football Federation has signed a contract with the Super Eagles players detailing how much they will earn in bonuses at the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. 

The deal was signed in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday morning before Nigeria later beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in the same city.

The agreement is expected to militate against bonus agitations which have characterized African teams’ at the world cup. Nigerian players missed a training session at the 2014 world cup over bonus row with the NFF while Ghana’s participation at the same tournament was disrupted over bonus payments.

Speaking after the deal was signed, NFF 2nd Vice President and Chairman of the Strategic Committee, Shehu Dikko said: “We have done it; we have concluded negotiations and come to agreement with the team as regards bonuses, allowances and share of income from FIFA for the 2018 World Cup.

“Every detail has been agreed on match bonus for each match and each round up to the Final as well as share of income from FIFA money for each round until the stage we are able to get to at the finals.”

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