NFF, Eagles to review World Cup bonus Thursday

The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, says the federation and the senior players in the Super Eagles will hold a meeting on Thursday to review their World Cup bonuses, The PUNCH reports.

Pinnick made this known while addressing the players on Tuesday after lunch at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos.

The NFF is yet to offset the outstanding bonuses and allowances of the coaches and players of the Eagles, as well as salaries owed the coaches of the team and have blamed it on the global coronavirus pandemic.

The Eagles, drawn in Group C, begin their 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Friday with a home clash against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

“I like the spirit in the camp and this is the spirit to qualify for the World Cup,” Pinnick said.

“I will be sitting down with the leaders of the team to discuss the World Cup bonus. We must qualify for the World Cup. You win on Friday and you get your bonus.”

Pinnick also revealed that talks are ongoing with an unnamed insurance company to insure the players of the teams.

“We have an insurance deal we are working on, about N17m per player. Once you are in the Eagles you have insurance.

“We are not just looking at finance but the value in kind that will enhance you talk less and act more on the pitch. I’m very proud of you guys; we fight, argue but importantly we settle.”

The FIFA Council Member also said the team will be flying for their away games in one of the country’s newest aircraft.

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