Players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria will today receive their winning bonus of $10,000 for their 1-0 victory against Burundi in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener, a report has revealed.
Some players of the team disclosed that officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) promised to disburse the money to their accounts on Friday (today).
“We held a meeting with the (NFF) officials today (Thursday) and they promised they will pay the Burundi win bonus tomorrow (Friday),” a senior player in the team, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Punch.
The proposed payment comes three days after the players went on training strike before their second game against Guinea on Wednesday, which they won 1-0.
Ahmed Musa, the assistant captain, also failed to attend the pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Guinea game.
The protest was, however, suspended following discussions and interventions from the NFF officials, who promised to pay the backlog.
The Super Eagles, who have qualified for the knockout stage of the 2019 AFCON, will play their final group game against Madagascar on Saturday.